Excerpt: Delicate seaweed, peat, exotic pepper and a hint of citrus rind bitterness entertain the palate throughout, all the way to its appetizingly briny, seaweed-tinged finish. Perhaps the definitive aperitif whisky.
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Clynelish is a Diageo owned distillery in Scotland. Typically, most of the distillerys product has gone to blends until recent years bottles of pure single malt Clynelish have become more popular. Also, a good deal of Clynelish product ends up in IBs. A common usual suspect is Compass Box, which favors Clynelish in a good deal of releases.
Sweet honey, pears, faint sherry. Doughy yeast, vanilla, caramel and a faint hint of briny smoke. Very faint, but noticeable. Balances beautifully. Very fruity, floral and sweet.
Medium mouthfeel, nice and sweet though. Vanilla, honey, cream, floral sweetness, tart berries and some brine and smoke.
Long and pleasant. The smoke grows and balances very well against the sweet notes that are in abundance in the palate.
Man, this is delicious. I know its hip to crap on Diageo, but for what this is, its great. It's dangerously drinkable, entirely pleasant and since I opened it, I've drank and enjoyed it all over the place. Most recently away preparing for a wedding (not mine). This is easy to rank well.
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