clynelish-1989-2011-the-whisky-agency

Clynelish 1989/2011 The Whisky Agency

Can I just say that I’ve never had a bad Clynelish? All of ’em were good, and some have been great even. I expect this Clynelish 1989 from The Whisky Agency to follow suit, but hey, you never know. Maybe today’ll be the day that a Clynelish disappoints. Nah! I’m just kidding, of course it won’t 😛

Clynelish 1989/2011 (50,9%, The Whisky Agency, 267 bts)

Nose: Farmy (hay and straw), chalky and a good amount of candle wax. It has all the elements you’d want and expect from ex-bourbon matured Clynelish. And there’s fruit too. Pickled lemon, fermented white grapes, lychees. Balanced and fairly complex.
Taste: Buttery, but with a punch of white pepper. Soft fruits, peaches and nectarine. Vanilla too, as well as some honeycomb.
Finish: Slightly bitter at first, but then becomes fruitier again. Pears and apples. Fairly long.

Rating: 90

A wonderful example of how good a mature Clynelish can be. Wax and fruit, baby, wax and fruit.

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