Distilled by Clynelish and bottled by Alambic Classique, this 20yr cask was matured in an Oloroso cask and bottled at cask strength, with no coloring or filtering.
Grapefruit, honey, echinacea, cherry tart and a rich, waxy fruit character. Jammy, tart, sweet, malt forward and enticing. Plenty going on here, great balance of malt and barrel influence.
Sweet and rich, viscous on the palate with a hefty presence. Jammy, loads of lemon, orange, grapefruit, cherry and blackberry. This cornucopia pairs nicely with a faint mineral smoky, waxy lemon curd, pepper, a touch of crushed stone and oak. A touch of toffee, honey comb and maple with a powerful pepper on the back palate. Complex, powerful, nuanced, delightful.
Long finish, rich and full of character. Citrus, waxy Chenin Blanc notes, honey, pear, blackberry and cherry cordial. Lightly ashy, a touch of pepper and a long, tobacco, caramel finish.
There's nothing less than praise to be given here: this Clynelish is a juggernaut of flavor, showing a nearly perfect synthesis of base melt, wine character and tannin. I'd drink it all day if I could.