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.
Under the sulfur in the awful bottle I have at home I can taste some the elements of a great dram, but they are completely muddled by the chemical sting of sulfur.
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.
And for the record I am not one to make a fuss easily. I tried around 40 different drams at a tasting a few weeks ago and while I didn't love them all none where undrinkable. The bottle is simply undrinkable.