The KOTQ has enjoyed 3 tastings from the Clynelish distillery

clynelish

Distillery Region Open Blends
Clynelish Northern Highlands 1967 – Today Johnnie Walker Gold
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active Diageo Clynemilton Burn 4,200,000 liters/year
       
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CLYNELISH yo 05Q2 – CLYNELISH 14 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Faint sea salt, some moss
Light to medium
Apple or pear citrus, then salt and pepper. Complex
Smooth warm, sweet finish
Still a very interesting dram and remains on my top 10. Love the citrus transition to salt and pepper.
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005
Bop
Atypical
Light and welcoming
Explosive – exciting. Very complex some warmth.
Honey tinged.
A good single malt for those who like strong and interesting palattes. I very much like it. Very High value retail.
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005
Irving
Seaside, mild, welcoming, inviting, lemon, knid of sweet
medium
lots going on–flowers, salt
Honey
An enjoyable drinking event. Buy it!
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005
Tao
Grapefruit (where’d that come from, the food)
light
complex lemon and honey (not cough drop)
short and pleasing
would drink again
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005

CLYNELISH yo 11Q4 – CLYNELISH 14 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Carmel
Musty/moldy—-w/water- Budda
Diane Cannon
Starts sweet like movie popcorn
Slips into a smooth warm experience on my throat ,nice finish
A grand slam breakfast of single malts Tao
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012
Bop
Once the esthers have faded smells like maple syrup on sausage links
Spicy but when cut just a little it becomes quite sweet
Movie popcorn if you wait long enough
An incredibly underrated distillery.
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012
Lakeview
Toffee
Lemongrass & iodine
Not much legs
Orange peel then pepper but not as sophisticated as the Balblair 21
It wants to be like Balblair but fails
Overall 84, good scotch to round out a selection but not in the starting 5 or 11 depending on the sport de jour
11Q4-Bop
January 21st, 2012

CLYNELISH yo Distillers Edition 13Q4 – CLYNELISH 15 yo Distillers Edition [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]