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.

Photo Credit: scotchwhiskyauctions.com

Photo Credit: scotchwhiskyauctions.com

 

Clynelish 17 Year Old РWhiskybroker, 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 sturdy necklace.

Nose: Waxy honey, with vanilla and oak with honey brittle cookies.

Palate: Wow, mead like with hints of bitterness and some herb there, maybe sage or lavender. Sweet, full bodied and some spice come through with a hint of sourness.

Linger: Long and interesting, with spice and a herbal oakyness, and a waxy dryness on the palate and in the mouth, with the sage remaining for a long time.

Conclusion

That herbal note on the palate was pretty intense, and this is a really a fascinating, albeit not overly textbookish Clynelish.

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