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100 Greatest Distilleries to Visit
Our team of writers around the world give you the distilleries you should visit.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 30
A distillery seeped in history (Clynelish)
Ian Buxton travels North of Inverness to the remote distillery at Clynelish
July 2005, Issue 49, page 34
A Highland affair
Caroline Dewar takes a stroll through whisky's heartland
July 2006, Issue 57, page 37
A table of two names (Brora)
Gavin D Smith delves into Brora's past.
January 2008, Issue 69, page 30
Gone but not forgotten
Robin Brilleman takes a tour of the Scottish Highlands and visits the distilleries that have, over the course of time, ceadsed production but whose malts have left a lasting imprint on whisky history.
April 2001, Issue 15, page 32
Making the grade
In a Whisky Magazine exclusive we go behind the scenes of this ambitious project.
October 2009, Issue 83, page 18
Ten of the best
Gavin D Smith looks at 10 lost distilleries we should all try and visit.
November 2008, Issue 76, page 32
Adelphi Clynelish 11 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.80% 7 I normally rate Clynelish very highly, but this bottling leaves its fireworks until the last minute, and with more heat than light.
Adelphi Clynelish 12 Years Old, Cask 3280
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20% 7 Pungent and vibrant but lacks the beautiful Clynelish style.
Adelphi Clynelish 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00% 8 The most oily of the three, and very assertive in the finish.
Adelphi Clynelish 1989, 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70% 8 Not the most peaty Clynelish I have tasted, but a lovely, distinctive whisky.
Adelphi Clynelish 1995, Cask 12783
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.30% 8 Quite a character. Water mellows the spicy burn. Would match well with a chicken “à la crème”.
Adelphi Clynelish 27 Years Old, Cask 2568
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30% 8 A robust, straight-ahead Clynelish, which is a great thing.
Berry's Own Selection Clynelish
- Scotland - 46.00% 6 Needs moretime in wood.
Berry's Own Selection Clynelish 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Tight and hard to love.
Berry's Own Selection Clynelsih 1982
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 A very pleasing dram with decent balance, but just a touch too discreet.
Cadenhead's Clynelish 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.60% 7 Firm, dry, confident. Not quite as expressive as the best bottlings.
Chieftain's Choice Clynelish 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 So different to the Douglas Laing Clynelish. The perfect whisky with farm cheeses.
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 A lovely dram. Well balanced. Water cuts the edges off. Peaceful.
Clynelish 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.80% 8 The true maritime taste of Clynelish.
Clynelish 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 The most rounded of this Clynelish threesome. The fuller gold colour suggests more contribution from the wood.
Clynelish 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Full of flavour. Full of interest. A good, complex bottling.
Clynelish 14 Years old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% Great balance and feel.
Clynelish Distillers Edition 1992
- Scotland - 46.00% 8 A delicate yet full of character dram. For a relaxing evening watching a documentary on English gardens.
Clynelish Distillers Edition 1992 Oloroso Seco
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% All glammed up, but with nowhere to go.
Connoisseur's Choice Clynelish 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Well-balanced and complex as a Clynelish should be. A good, solid afterdinner dram.
Cooper's Choice Clynelish 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 The most gritty and seaweedy.
Cooper's Choice Clynelish 1990, 12 Years Old, Port Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Not one of the peaty vintages, and would have benefited from some other element to lift the creaminess.
Dun Bheagan Clynelish 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50% 8 A surprisingly sweet expression of Clynelish. Lots of flavour and plenty of charm.
Kingsbury Clynelish 1990, Amontillado sherry cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00% 8 That distinctive pine-nut character perhaps derives from the Amontillado sherry, but its influence is otherwise restrained.
Master of Malt Clynelish Single Cask Series 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10% 8 A lovely, fresh and conversational dram. A dash of water brings out more sweetness. A spring celebration in itself.
Murray McDavid Mission Clynelish 1972
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Spectacular aperitif. I wanted to eat a whole salmon.
Old Malt Cask Clynelish 1971, 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 7 There's more in the nose than in the finish. A really characterful malt. Interesting. This is one of the more medicinal expressions of Clynelish I have come across.
Old Malt Cask Clynelish 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 All comes together at the end.
Old Masters Clynelish 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.10% 7 Very much in line with recent bottlings. Not especially peaty, but crisp, clean and decisive in it's flavours.
Private Collection Clynelish 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00% 8 A hint of sulphur in the nose had me dismissing this whisky. It seemed young, immature, callow – but we finishing up flirting.
Selected by Berry's Clynelish 1997 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 An excellent everyday summer dram. Sweet without excess, with an aerial texture. Fresh and fragrant.
Signatory Clynelish 1989 South African Sherry Butt
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.70% 7 A very unusual expression of Clynelish.
Single Malts of Scotland Clynelish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Good aperitif whisky. Lulls you into a false sense of security then hits you on the finish.
Single Malts of Scotland Clynelish 1972, Cask 15619
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.90% 7 Good, mature but still lively.
The Whisky Society Clynelish
- Scotland - 58.50% 8 Great balance . Aperitif or with (sea)food.