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.

Sniff:

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.

Sip:
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.

Swallow:
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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