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Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

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Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Ganga » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:32 pm

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Clynelish 14
And any other Clynelish you may have...

Date and Time


Friday 19th June 7:00pm GMT - Sunday 21st June

Start time - 7:00pm GMT

About...
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:52 pm

Just poured a Clynelish 14yo and it's great. Very creamy.
The almost full bottle was a gift from Bachess who didn't like it. Very generous to give it to me, thanks for that Bachess.
I also have a sample of the DE ready for tasting.
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:38 am

Clynelish 14

Clynelish
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Sea salt, peas, overly sweet, maybe overly ripe fruit.
briney, sweet fruit, malty.
Salty with spinach and a sweet fruit dressing. Maybe a berry vinageraite (sp)
Has calmed down quite a bit since I first opened it (it was sickly sweet then). It is now a nice malt though it still sometmes gets a little too sweet and off key.
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14 Years Old
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46%
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:00 pm

I'll be floating around here for awhile today. Will chip in with an IB Clynelish. :mrgreen: Thanks Ras and Sean for the notes.
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:33 pm

Hi rich ,
I'll be along shortly with my one offering , unfortunately i prefer the "other" Clynelish and have more bottles of that !
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:04 pm

Perfectly understandable Gordon. I'll be around. Maybe pull up the chat.
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:26 pm

Sadly I am away from home again without a Clynelish to my name so I can't join in. :(
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:32 pm

Willie, you need to start carrying care packages. Alan travels with lexans that hold about 100 ml. Packs a 12-pk in a little box and away he goes.
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:41 pm

Clynelish 12

Glenhaven
3.84-6.96
Sweet malt, sweet smoke, bacon bits, honeydew, heather/florals, slight acetone
honeydew and tropical fruits, iodine, briny, smokey, earthy, lemony, straw
long, smokey malt
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Bright Gold
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12 Years Old
1984
61%
Glenhaven

Single Malt
Highlands
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Celtic Malts
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:49 pm

Ganga wrote:Willie, you need to start carrying care packages. Alan travels with lexans that hold about 100 ml. Packs a 12-pk in a little box and away he goes.


You're right, but I have been here for 2 wks and didn't anticipate being this long.
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:52 pm

That sounds like a cracking Clynelish by the way.
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:55 pm

Clynelish 12

Glenhaven
3.84-6.96
Smokey, barley, lemons, verathane/glue
oily, grilled seaweed, lemons, cantelope, grainy
Long, bitter sweet barley over a campfire
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bright gold
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12 Years Old
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61%
Glenhaven

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Highlands
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:55 pm

Expression - Berrys Own Selection 1993 Clynelish
Year - 1993
Age - 14yo
ABV - 46%
Colour - Pale Gold
Nose - Very Coastal ( sea air) , Ripe Banana , touch of Smoke , Lemon Drizzle Cake and Vanilla .
Palate - Slight Spiciness , Vanilla again and as at the first time of trying the chinese pudding of Banana Fritter in Syrup Sauce ! A touch of Lemon as well .
Finish - Long , citric and vanilla .
Comments - A very nice Clynelish , the only one i've bought though i have tried several SMWS ones .
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:55 pm

Thanks Willie.
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:00 pm

Very interesting Gordon. It's interesting how similar the two whiskies sound yet the subtle differences as well. Cheers.
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:23 pm

Well, I'm going to visit grandma for the rest of the weekend. Enjoy gentlemen and ladies.
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:25 pm

Kinda sad there is no banner on the main page for this tasting... :cry:
Not to mention the special live tasting page.

I'm still thankful though. :angel: :thumbsup:


Clynelish DE 15 yo 1992 Oloroso finish 46%
Clearly related to the 14yo. But with a quiet a lot of chocolate and some truffles too.
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:12 am

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Clynelish
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very creamy, fruits, new wood, vanilla, honey, mocca.
menthol, lemonade, molasses, tabacco
sweet lemon, mocca, pure chocolate.
I would describe this one as a sweet mocca cream dram.
sauternes
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14 Years Old
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46%%
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Single Malt
Highland
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:20 am

Today I will try the 14 with a nice splash of water, something I normally don't do.

Clynelish 14 w/ water

Clynelish
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barley, salt, slight fruit salad. Kind of closed
salty, peach mango juice. Malty, and some hints of ham.
very short and salty.
Palate improves with water but the nose and finish aren't as good.
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14 Years Old
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a fair splash
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:46 am

Because I had only a wee sample of the De it was gone before I could write proper notes.
I remember it has a lot of chocolate mainly in the taste. I was also pleasantly suprised by the truffles that I could smell together with some walnuts.
Another whisky I quiet like.

The ob's seem to be very different from the ib's I've had. In these I don't taste any salt.
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:27 pm

Clynelish deserves more attention than this!
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Ganga » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:14 am

Cheers gentlemen. CI, thanks for including your scale. :thumbsup:

Ras, I agree. The notes certainly point towards a good selection of whisky. Hopefully more will join in July and next week for rye whiskies.
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Re: Clynelish - June 19-21 7:00 PM GMT

Postby Ryguy » Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:40 pm

Ok, so I'm a bit late. But I really wanted to take my time with this one, and give it a good go. Many thanks to Gilles Deleuze for the sample!! :D :D

Clynelish 14yo, 46%, 1992/2007, SMOS Cask #1607

Glass: SMWS

Nose: Some salt, sweet bourbon like notes (vanilla), also I'm finding this a bit floral, which also reminds me of bourbon.

Palate: Oily and sweet, coats the palate well. A nice mix of vanilla and it's a tad buttery as well.

Finish: Some salt comes through in the finish, but it remains sweet with a whisp of smoke towards the end.

Comment: Overall, a very nice dram, and a good example from this distillery. Unfortunately I have nothing else here to compare this one too, but I really enjoyed it.
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