I came into this one ready and excited to dump all over it. I hate gimmicky crap like this. However; I’ve learned something as a lover of Clynelish and it pains me to say, but many Clynelish are pretty average, and like a drug addict I must keep chasing that sweet sweet waxy high. I’m always disappointed when a Clynelish isn’t waxy, to me it’s what makes the distillery so special. I’ll be a damned sob, but this Clynelish - House Tyrell, first of his name and maker of money for Diageo Highgarden, is a very good one. Sweet, waxy, fruity, spicy and delicious.
I had this side by side with Clynelish 14 year official bottling and I still prefer the 14 - No scratch that, I actually think they are equal. The 14 is a little more polished, but much sweeter. So it depends on preference. This clearly younger Clynelish is great for what it is though, if you can get past the gimmick of it.
Wax! Young and feisty, but the distillery character is on display. Fruity with melons apricots, yellow plums, peach and golden raisins. Quite spicy.
Waxy, caramel, lots of honey, quietly floral, white pepper, spicy - then some fruits (apricot, plum, melon, golden raisins, white grape)
Same fruits as above with a good dose of honey, but a big youthful spirity kick. White pepper and oak.