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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
Fiddler on the Loch
Jon Beach and ‘The Whisky Library Shelf'
December 2015, Issue 132, page 38
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.
Berrys' SIngle Malt Scotch Whisky 1996, Clynelish, Cask #6424
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Now that's the sort of Highland whisky I like!
Berrys' Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1997 Clynelish Cask #4043
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 The nose initially feels a little lumpen but give it some time and aeration.
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.
Darkness! Clynelish 16 Years Old Oloroso Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90% 8 Absolutely tremendous. Mouth coating, yet easy to drink. It's like the complex band on Later with Jools Holland that you've never heard of but totally fall in love with after one song.
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.
Signatory Clynelish 1995, 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.20% 8 A lovely balance of warmth and perfume, it feels older than its age.