clynelish 1996 2013 douglas laing

Clynelish 1996/2013 Douglas Laing’s Old Particular

This is personal of course, but I find you can almost never go wrong with a Clynelish. At the very less you’ll have a good whisky. But a Clynelish can reach great heights, so if you’re lucky you might even find a superb whisky. Todays Clynelish is from Douglas Laing’s Old Particular series and has matured in a refill sherry butt. Most indie bottlings from Clynelish are from ex-bourbon casks, so it will be interesting to see how the sherry influences the spirit.

Clynelish 1996/2013 (48,4%, Douglas Laing, C#DL10033)

Nose: Apple juice and lemon with some sweet and sugary cupcake. Also some light caramel, bee’s wax and honey. Some farminess (straw), but not a lot.
Taste: Fruity with red apples and apricots. Also more honey with added custard and vanilla. Some with chocolate and the tiniest bit of mint.
Finish: Medium in length. Sweet and fruity.

Rating: 85

Not exactly your typical Clynelish, a lot sweeter. Nonetheless a nice drinker which is still widely available.

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