Clynelish 1997/2015 casQueteers (C#6935)
The casQueteers is a non-commercial initiative from The Netherlands, formed by a couple of whisky nuts (in the best possible way). They offer easy ways to participate in casks. Earlier this year, they bought a trio of Clynelish-casks from 1997. Two of those casks have been bottled, the third cask will be bottled in 2016. On Wednesday I’ll review part two of this Clynelish trilogy (cask# 6942), but first we’ll start with part one (cask 6935), which sold out in a matter of hours.
Clynelish 1997/2015 (52,1%, casQueteers, C#6935)
Nose: Really fresh and inviting. Minerals (wet rock), only a small amount of beeswax. Some toasted oak maybe. A hint (and I really do mean a hint) of smoke. Ends on a fruity note with green apples and underripe banana. Very rich.
Taste: Oily mouthfeel. Arrives with some chili pepper, followed by chalk and green apples. Fairly bold and a bit rough/unpolished.
Finish: Drying, chalky and herbaceous. Fairly long.
The palate might be a bit too spicy for some, but the nose is just so rich. There’s no denying this is a very good Clynelish. Were of to a good start here 🙂
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.