Rather unusual expression of Clynelish bottled in 2009 for the Friends of Classic Malts.
The whisky spent 12 years in ex-sherry casks and has quite different character from mostly bourbon cask aged and widely available Clynelish 14 years old. Clynelish is a big distillery located in Northern Highlands. After planned expansion its distilling capacity will increase to roughly 9 million liters of spirit per annum.
Nose: slightly malty, bees’ wax, peat, lemon zest, sea breeze and delicate fruitiness.
Palate: initially fruity, oranges, apples, gooseberries, soon getting spicy, pepper and ginger with hints of oak.
Finish: pretty long, dried fruit, sea salt and oaky dryness.