Tasting Notes by Adelphi;
1 of only 282 bottles from cask no. 7541
This is drawn from a refill hogshead, so the distillery character emerges unmasked: fruit salad to start with (apples and pears, but also a hint of bananas and mandarin juice – sweet and fresh. Behind this a dusty scent of very pure chocolate (85% cocoa), which develops into liqueur chocolate after a while. Water brings up Clynelish’s key-notes: scentedwax, with a briny, mineral-like aroma, and then an elusive floral scent – lilies or perfume. Unctuously sweet to start, then crisply acidic, with a dry finish: well structured and balanced, with a medium length finish, and a development towards dry tablet.