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.

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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 vanilla and freshly ground pepper, honey, mint (like toothpaste mint), perfume and flowers, confectionery and coconut.

Palate: Full bodied, floral soft candy, mild spices. Good, but simple.

Linger: Short in mouth with floral notes, the alcoholic burn delivers some spiciness to the back of the throat, but remains alcoholic rather than spicy.


This is a good drinker, very different than the ‘normal’ Clynelish you’d expect out of an OB. However, don’t expect anything very complex here, just a nice whisky off the beaten Clynelish path.

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