This must have been some rotting wood in the cask, giving this whisky a very unpleasant touch that keeps disturbing this whisky from begin to the end. The whisky itself will be good, I truly believe, but simply something wrong with the cask.
I'm also wondering how apparantly other people seem to haven't experienced these rotten, shitty influences, for it still gets some pretty high rates.
It starts off fruity, but very soon after, a very unpleasant aroma comes in. Is it old sweaty socks, vomit, something rotten? Oh my, and that for an almost 200 euro costing whisky. I really try to pass the unpleasant notes and find some other aroma's, but this rotten thing seems to prevent me.
Only after really some time, now I get more citrus and honey, pulling the rate some ten points higher.
Cow shit now, again sweaty socks, farts. Oh my goodness, what IS this? How is this possible, how can Signatory bottle this? Clynelish, 23yo, SV bottling, then this is the last thing you would expect.
Later on, some citrus is trying. But still, it's like this whisky is farting or something.
Besides the hints of cow shit, some fruits and honey do their best. The base of this whisky tries to make something out of it, but this very unpleasant edge remains. Some tobacco at the end.