Dubois wrote:Same experience over here, but it was about 2 years ago...
Willie JJ wrote:I can understand why you don't want to risk buying it again, but its a real shame because when it is good its really good. Fortunately, I've never had the bad experience you mention, but you've made me nervous about buying it again.
Ganga wrote:Larry, stick the bottle in the back of the cupboard. Forget about it for awhile. Rediscover it in 6 months to a year.
Someone once brought what he thought was the worst whisky (obviously, they hadn't tried Drumguish or Loch Dhu). It was supposed to have been completely overwhelmed by the sulphur. When he gave me a sample I said it wasn't so bad...a tad sulphury but not bad. He hadn't had a dram in about 9 months. When he tried it he couldn't believe how remarkably different the palate was.
Don't give up hope yet. If in a year's time it hasn't worked out well then it's time to give up.
pkt77242 wrote:I bought a bottle of Clynelish 14yo about a year ago and it is unopened in the back of my cabinet. After reading this I am not too thrilled to open it. Well I may have to open it sometime this week to find out how it is. I will report back after opening it.
CousinLarry wrote:I picked up a bottle of Clynelish 14 for 39.99, which seemed like a decent deal since is is over $60 in Virginia. The nose and taste are just totally rotten. There is a sharp chemical like burn that obliterates any good flavors. I looked it up in the whiskey bible and Murray says the recent batches are tainted with sulfur. Well, I guess I know what that tastes like now. This is the first bottle I have purchased that is just completely undrinkable.
Apparently the older bottles are ok but the ones with the new packaging that claim consistency should be avoided. Has anyone else tried this lately and found the same thing or did I just happen to get one bad bottle?
shoganai wrote:Wow, this is surprising. I had a bottle earlier this year (or maybe late last year) and absolutely loved it. I thought it was really well put together and didn't get any of the unpleasantness described here. Now I'm afraid to buy another bottle. I don't want to taint my fond memories!
Red_Arremer wrote:One of the Best core range bottlings-- that's definetly my experience of Clynelish 14.
Not to insult anyone out there, but I think its possible that Clynelish is in a style they aren't familiar with: it's a bold idiosyncratic coastal highland with no sherry. It has a complex and somewhat odd flavor that I haven't encountered in any other easy to find popular SMS OB's (other SMS's in this style are the Glen Abyn from Blackadder and G&M's fairly recent Millburn).
Anyways- as a whisky with strong flavors that are unrelated to peat, sherry, or plain old oak, I think it's bound to excite the admiration of some and strike others as weird and unappealing.
CousinLarry wrote:I did email Diageo and heard back right away. They sent me a claim number and told me to give them a call, which I will probably do tonight. I'll report back.
Wave wrote:The Clynelish 14 doesn't have that bad of taste, it's the odour like a really cheap perfume I find offensive.