1 of only 201 bottles from cask no. 4721
Full autumn gold: drawn from an American oak hogshead. Mild nosefeel, with a slightly maritime scent: brine, dry seaweed, warm sand. Beyond this some dried herbal notes (oregano?), becoming slightly medicinal (sphagnum moss). Not as waxy as one expects Clynelish to be, although candles are there, particularly when you taste, when beeswax and thin honey predominate. With water, the wax emerges more obviously, with fragrant dried herbs behind, and it becomes a classic Clynelish. Smooth, soft and lightly teeth-coating, with a taste which balances all the primaries: sweet, salty, acidic, umami!