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Darkness! Clynelish 16 Years Old Oloroso Cask Tasting notes and reviews

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Darkness! Clynelish 16 Years Old Oloroso Cask

Brand
Darkness!
Expression
Clynelish 16 Years Old Oloroso Cask
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
16 years old
Abv
54.90%
Produced at
~ Clynelish Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.maverickdrinks.com

Neil Ridley

90
Nose
Bingo! Superb wax, rich dark sugar, cocoa nibs and very dark tobacco leaf This s sublime and inviting with everything working together.
Palate
Sweet waxy notes, pronounced oak, but a superb lingering cherry undertone gives this a dark, haunting quality.
Finish
The cherry notes cling on, with an earthy tobacco covering everything in its tracks.
Comment
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.

Martine Nouet

76
Nose
Malty and fruity. Rhubarb and ginger jam. Gingerbread. Brown bread. Dates and sultanas. Candied orange. Rich in the back, beeswax.
Palate
Sweet at first then dry and crisp. Oak is overwhelming. Bitter chocolate Ground ginger. Toffee in the back
Finish
Dry, bittersweet.
Comment
A strong character, oak driven. For me, the alcohol is not well mastered.
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