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Clynelish 14

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat May 05, 2007 12:06 pm

My bottle says 46% - does that mean it isn't chill-filtered? I really like this whisky so if it's chill-filtered or not won't change anything. I wonder though, isn't most 46% whiskies and upwards in proof usually not chill filtered?
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Postby Admiral » Mon May 07, 2007 4:43 am

It's certainly true that most bottlings at 46% tend not to be chill-filtered, but I can't confirm whether or not Clynelish 14 is in that category or not.

You have to ask the question why Diageo would choose to bottle it at 46%, and non-chillfiltering is certainly the most likely reason.

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Postby les taylor » Mon May 07, 2007 9:11 am

This quote below dosen't say anything about chill filtering. Richard Joynson gives it the big thumbs though. Which I have to say I have to agree with. It's a bottle I always around.




Clynelish OB 14yo 46%alc.

A dive through the river Spey to find the island of Islay underneath.

The boss's fave (if there is one), fruity with a peaty undercurrent. Ace.


[Blind tasting note from RJ during the SFWC:

SCORE: 4/5

Intense and engaging nose - pungent, phenolic . Strong liquorice flavours, Pontefract cakes and peat emerging, Very pleasant.]



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Postby Mr Fjeld » Mon May 07, 2007 9:50 am

Thanks for your replies guys - it really is a good whisky. Think I taste something new in it every time I try it. I've emailed Diageo and will post the answer here - if they respond.
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Postby Di Blasi » Mon May 07, 2007 11:02 am

I'm curious too if it's chill-filtered or not, so do post if you get a reply. Interesting about the bottling strength, because Compass Box bottles at 43%, but doesn't chill-filter.
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Postby les taylor » Mon May 07, 2007 11:15 am

I checked the Clynelish website it has nothing. I also checked the 2007 Malt whisky yearbook and although it does have a page on Clynelish it dosen't say anything about chilfiltering, or non chilfiltering.


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Postby Mr Fjeld » Tue May 08, 2007 11:31 am

Thanks for your effort Les - I tried Misako Udo's great book "The Scottish Whisky Distilleries" and unfortunately she doesn't write anything about it.
However, a member from the Norwegian Malt Whisky Society did a little experiment (see link below) and the conclusion seems to be that Clynelish 14 is indeed chill filtered. I for one won't be put off by that as it's still a great whisky but I wonder why they bother to bottle at 46% when most of their standar selection is bottles at 40% .
I still haven't heard anything from Diageo.
Anyway, thanks for your help!

The link to the experiment at NMWL forum can be found here (in Norwegian) :

http://www.nmwl.no//index.php?option=co ... g22456#new
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Postby bjorn » Sat May 12, 2007 2:52 am

Has anybody tried adding ice to a small measure to see if a chill haze develops? That seems like it might be the easiest route...

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Postby Mustardhead » Sat May 12, 2007 10:39 am

Mr Fjeld wrote: I wonder why they bother to bottle at 46% when most of their standar selection is bottles at 40%


Just for variety perhaps? A quick survey of the extended Classic Malts reveals different strengths. Strange, but nice to see.

46% Clynelish

45.8% Talisker

43% Caol Ila, Dalwhinnie, Glen Elgin, Glenkinchie, Glen Ord, Lagavulin, Oban

40% Cardhu, Cragganmore, Knockando, Lochnagar,
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Postby Feldrin » Sun May 13, 2007 11:33 am

The only information I could find on the internet about this was over here:

http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/produc ... 0000015416

Click on the details thingy next to Description and it reads:

Product Details
Age:
14
Bottler:
the distillers
Volume:
0.7
Alc. Volume:
46
Chill Filtered?
Unchillfiltered

Of course the site can be in error. No idea how accurate their information usually is. Any answer yet from Diageo?
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun May 13, 2007 6:44 pm

I mailed them once more earlier today and hopefully I'll get a response in a few days. If not I'm inclined to believe what people say about customer response and large companies......
It's strange as the whisky industry is generally very customer focused and I've had no problems getting answers from other respected companies such as Douglas Laing and Co, Glenmorangie PLC and others.
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Postby -arsH » Thu May 31, 2007 12:30 pm

bjorn wrote:Has anybody tried adding ice to a small measure to see if a chill haze develops? That seems like it might be the easiest route...

Bjorn


Yes, we have!

Mr Fjeld wrote:However, a member from the Norwegian Malt Whisky Society did a little experiment (see link below) and the conclusion seems to be that Clynelish 14 is indeed chill filtered. ......

The link to the experiment at NMWL forum can be found here (in Norwegian) :

http://www.nmwl.no//index.php?option=co ... g22456#new
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