BTC sample 17 – Clynelish 1982, 53.7%

The penultimate sample in the competition. All chances of winning are long gone but that is nothing I didn’t expect. I like to taste whisky and I can remember drams by description. Remembering by taste is something I find really hard and figuring out which distillery is which based on flavours of drams I’ve never tasted is neigh impossible.


Clynelish 1982 by Malts of Scotland. Image from Whiskybase

Clynelish 1982 by Malts of Scotland. Image from Whiskybase

A little bit strangely meaty, but in those older bourbon cask whiskies that is something I can really appreciate. Just as in this one. Barley, resin and burnt butter. Dried apple as well, with a very good version of cork.

Full, rich and warming. Rather dry as well, with dried apple. A certain resinous spiciness that gets a bit sharper if you let it swim for a bit.

The finish gives more red fruit, like strawberry. Very long flavours with cappuccino and creamy caramel on the brink of being bitter.

I guessed it was an Inchgower 1982 by Duncan Taylor I tasted, but it turned out to be a very good Clynelish. Luckily, the year actually was 1982 and that got me most points.

Definetly a stunning dram, and one that I wouldn’t having a bottle of. Or two.


About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y. I like to listen to loads of music and read quite some books. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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