Archive For The “Clynelish” Category

Old Particular Clynelish 18 (48.4%)

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Old Particular Clynelish 18 (48.4%)

I’ll be brief today, as I’ve written quite a bit both about Clynelish and about Douglas Laing, although I can say that there’s a treat from Douglas Laing coming our way in the next few days. I’ve yet to be disappointed by an Old Particular bottling (and I’ve tasted quite a few of them), and…

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Compass Box Three Year Old Deluxe (49.2%)

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Compass Box Three Year Old Deluxe (49.2%)

So they call This whisky a three-year-old. Now, of course, it technically is as 0.04 of it is, indeed, only three years old. Yes, you read that right, four tenths of a percent is three-year-old whisky from Clynelish that was aged by Compass Box itself in their own first fill American Oak casks. In the PR…

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The Favorite Distilleries of Secret Facebook Maltheads: A Survey

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The Favorite Distilleries of Secret Facebook Maltheads: A Survey

Facebook is full of secret whisky associations, and the most secretive of those, with only 104 of the most discerning whisky nuts, is the WFFA. While I can’t say any more about the group, since one can’t ask to join it, and as two of the three rules the group has were taken out of Chuck Palahniuk’s…

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Clynelish 17 Year Old – Whiskybroker 1997 (54.5%)

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Clynelish 17 Year Old – Whiskybroker 1997 (54.5%)

Another quick tasting note, of a whisky I rather enjoyed tasting. I’ve written about the Whisky Broker in the past (see here), and am always happy to taste their expressions.   Clynelish 17 Year Old – Whiskybroker, Refill Hogshead 12380, Distilled 29.10.1997, Bottled 11.03.2015, 302 Bottles (54.5% ABV, NCF, NC) Appearance: Straw, very thin legs dripping off a…

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present

Here we are just twelve days before Christmas (and it’s the first day of Hanukkah), and gift buying is at its height! I’ll give you my top 12 bottles that would make a great holiday gift. Obviously, they are all bottles I’ve tasted, and many of them adorn my own whisky cabinet. The rules? Easy: It has…

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Flaming Heart 15th Anniversary Edition – Compass Box’s Newest Malt Blend

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Flaming Heart 15th Anniversary Edition – Compass Box’s Newest Malt Blend

Compass Box’s fifth incarnation of the Flaming Heart is out, in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the company. One of the really nice things about Compass Box is that quality is king. Expressions will be discontinued if the right whisky can’t be sourced, as is clearly evidenced by the company’s list of limited releases…

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Clynelish 14 Review – Bridging Two Blog Series

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Clynelish 14 Review – Bridging Two Blog Series

I’m long overdue on this next series, looking at some of the basic expressions out there on the market. Coming off a series of independent Clynelish bottlings, it’s fitting to start the ‘back to basics’ series with the Clynelish official bottling. In 1991, United Distillers (later the heart of Diageo) released a series of entry level…

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A Curious Clynelish – to end this Indie Run of Clynelish

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A Curious Clynelish – to end this Indie Run of Clynelish

One of the really fun things about regularly exchanging whisky samples with friends, is the ability to get to some bottlings deep in their collections, those that are no longer available on the market, one-off single casks. In case you snoozed while that very limited supply was sold, it’s gone. A curious Clynelish bottled in…

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An older Single Cask Clynelish that’s a lot Like a Brora

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An older Single Cask Clynelish that’s a lot Like a Brora

Today’s offering is a 29 year old Clynelish that was distilled in the year following Brora’s closing, and shares many of the Brora characteristics. Being a SMWS single cask, don’t get your hopes up for this to be a regularity, but this cask is very special in that way. It’s a refill ex sherry butt,…

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Another Wemyss 1997 Clynelish – Vanilla Summer

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Another Wemyss 1997 Clynelish – Vanilla Summer

This is going to be just a quick tasting note on another independent Clynelish, the Wemyss Vanilla Summer, a 14 year old. This is an enjoyable experssion, though not the most complex. Wemyss Malts Clynelish 1997 ‘Vanilla Summer’, 14 Year Old single cask, Yield of 363 Bottles (46% ABV, NCF, NC) Appearance: Gold with slow legs. Nose: Fresh…

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