http://www.whiskyfun.com/archiveoctober11-2.html#191011 (59.1%, Adelphi, 260 bottles) Five stars We’ve already had several great 1997 Clynelishes, especially the official Manager’s Choice and a cask #4607 by David Stirk’s Creative Whisky Company (both WF 90). Colour: gold. Nose: waahh! Immensely grassy, mineral and austere at full strength, at least at first sniffs. Wet rocks, tree bark, orange peel, pepper, graphite oil, cut grass, mother-of-thyme… Not easy, not easy… With water: wax in all states, then a slightly Brora-ish farminess and fresh walnuts. An maybe kippers… Mouth (neat): oh yeah, a perfect one. Smashing freshness despite a huge body, with bags of wax, bitter oranges, pepper, mustard, roots (our beloved gentian, for example), lemongrass, liquorice wood… In short, very typical. With water: absolutely perfect Clynelish, juicy, waxy, herbal and slightly briny. Finish: long, with more brine, lemon and, well, Riesling. Comments: zoom, another 90-Clynelish! SGP:462 - 90 points.