Another Clynelish I’ve recently emptied and one that I bought in a clearance sale a few years ago for some € 40 or so. A nice price for a single cask Clynelish if you ask me. Of course, there have been some terrible Clynelishes so I hoped this one was a nice one.
Lots of vanilla and quite a bit of white oak. Very fresh with menthol and lemon, lemon curd for a nice sweet touch too. It does have the traditional Clynelish waxiness, but not a lot of it. A pine resin and needles scent is something I pick up a bit later, as well as some white pepper.
Spicy, sweet, some wood but mostly vanilla, like on the nose. It’s rather light with lemon curd and a touch of white peppery heat again.
The finish has more pepper than I expected but the vanilla is back, as well as the white oak, wax and pine needles. There is something spicy about the finish too, that is different than before. Some more salty and nutmeg too.
A rather simply Clynelish but a very tasty dram nonetheless. It doesn’t have the complexity of some others I’ve recently reviewed, but it’s a nice session whisky (if you want to use such terms).
Clynelish 13, 1993-2006, 46% – John Milroy Selection. Used to cost around € 40.