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