that clearly slept on an active cask. Loads of punch, loads of spices and loads
of wood, but all in a good way. Great stuff.
A truckload of
vanilla precedes mostly white fruit and candied lemon on this rather creamy
nose. Freshly cut grass, flints, a bittersweet touch of grapefruit. And finally
a mildly salty element. Textbook bourbon matured Clynelish, if you ask me.
The arrival is
powerful, spicy but most of all surprisingly bitter, but in a good way. The
fruit and vanilla are present on the palate, surely, but now the grass and
mostly the oak do all the work. The saltiness is big too. Very outspoken
Clynelish on the palate, which deviates a bit from the style. Not so textbook
after all, eh?
In the long and warm
finish the citrusy notes reappear: lemon and grapefruit.