Conclusion: an incredibly classic Clynelish that doesn't hide its DNA, but rather brings it to the fore, the very good bourbon cask supports the distillery character. For me the best Clynelish in a glass for a long time, even if the price tag is quite steep. Please give it some time in the jar to develop.
Beeswax hits the nose first, followed by a load of vanilla pudding with some cookie dough, then a load of bright fruits like yellow apple, mirabelle plum and also some tropical passion fruit, along with white almonds, buttercream, soft clove and a few herbs like dry rosemary , the alcohol always stings slightly to bring out some white pepper
Oily start, the dry oak contracts the cheeks, honey wax, light fruits with some fruit acid (gooseberries) as well as a few spices and herbaceous meadow hay
long, really long, the finish lives on with a huge load of beeswax, followed by fruit and a fairly dry oak, which releases some salty tones at the back, hardly any bitterness despite the dryness