- Single Malt
- Lombard (Lb)
- Bottling serie
- Jewels of Scotland
- 63.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 26 Dec 2009 12:11 am
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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1982 Lb
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.62 points
Can someone please explain to me how Lombard was able to bottle a 20 years old Clynelish at 63.3% ABV? I’m sure the only explanation is the fact that the spirit was filled into the cask at a much higher strength, right? I know some like to experiment that way. But this is pretty hefty, so I’ll keep water by my side. Anyway, for me this was the second encounter, for I first tried it in 2011, but never made notes. Time to rectify that.
It is fatty, but far from fruity as far as Clynelish goes. This one offers mostly grain and oat, polished leather and chewing tobacco on the nose. There is even a mild sour note in there as if from rotting oranges. I usually like that, but it does not seem to work as well here. In the background I get some mokatine that tries to put things straight. Add water and you’ll get liquid chalk in your glass.
That is all made up for on the palate. My god, what a bomb! Quinine galore, pink grapefruit, figs and dates and a truckload of pepper. Despite the hellish ABV, you can drink it without diluting. But let’s add just a splash, eh? Much more accessible now, making the nuances discoverable. White and yellow fruit, candy floss, caramel and quinine. This comes pretty close to textbook Clynelish.
The finish is long, warm, sweet and good.
It’s a bit of a one-trick-pony, but quite lovely nonetheless.
- By Mark (whivie.be) tasted on 20/1/2011: Clynelish lovers - and there are quite a few - may remember the Malts of Scotland bottlings from Clynelish from 1982. That was a good year for this Highlander, because this one is also great. On the nose he is nice and greasy, waxy even, with grain, tobacco, leather, overripe fruit and oatmeal. The starter is deliciously fruity, but also heavily seasoned with white pepper. I get figs and dates as most important associations. At 'finish' I only noted four words in my book: 'long, warm, sweet, delicious!'. And drinkable, despite its high ABV.
Oily, tobacco, coffee, fruity (bananas, oranges)
Fruity, spicy, figs, nutty
Long, warm, sweet