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Single Malts of Scotland Clynelish 1995 Tasting notes and reviews

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Single Malts of Scotland Clynelish 1995

Brand
Single Malts of Scotland
Expression
Clynelish 1995
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
19 years old
Abv
57.50%
Produced at
~ Clynelish Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.thewhiskyexchange.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

74
Nose
Oily and grainy with dried, oxidised fruit. Wheat flakes and herbal rye-like notes. Youthful and exuberant with the herbal notes intensifying. Honey and creamy oak add sweetness. Water mutes the aromas.
Palate
Soft and oaky. Buckets of creamy vanillins, sweet barley and alcohol! Hints of dried fruit, but the alcohol dominates. Diluted, it becomes watery and vague, Sawdust notes appear.
Finish
Still quite oaked! Water brings out the herbal notes but there's no taming the alcohol!
Comment
Unbalanced and too alcoholic. Falls apart with water.

Joel Harrison

90
Nose
Fresh green apple, vanilla scented candle (before being lit), slightly waxy, fresh peaches, suede jackets and green banana. But the green apple dominates.
Palate
Vanilla takes hold, with the green apples still there but developing into a gooseberry fool. With water, deals a cracking hand of more green fruits and gala melon.
Finish
Some spices but mainly vanilla; more juicy green summer fruits.
Comment
A corker, this one, lots of super-fruits vibes. The sort of dram I can see becoming a cult classic with people who love that fresh fruit vibe. Wonderful.
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