Clynelish 21 Years - 1997 Alambic Classique Collection

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22991
Clynelish
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
21 Years
1997
2018
56.4%
0.05 l
Alambic Classique
Bourbon First Fill
Brandy Barrel (6J)
18303
60 Bottles
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
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06. Jun 2019
Nosing: Cinnamon Clove Dried Fruit Orange
Light spices, Cinnamon and clove. Fruit peels, particularly orange. Dark brown sugar. Comes across as a very mature expression of a sherry matured malt. The spicy notes remind me of well matured rye whisky, which might be the mixed casks showing.

Taste: Honey Ginger Dried Fruit
Very intense balanced arrival. Honey and ginger, very viscous mouthfeel. Spiciness rises as it develops.

Finish: Dried Fruit Oak Nuts
Medium long, oaky, lots of residual dried fruits, some nuttiness. Somewhat drying.

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This is a really good official bottling. Lots going on here, and offered at a decent price. It definitely comes across as a more mature version of the 18Y, but it doesn't have quite the visceral punch of its younger counterpart. The fruit is darker and the oak is coming forward a lot more. I think I prefer the 18, but there is a great deal to like here. Definitely work trying.

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