Another good Clynelish that fits into the excellent image of this distillery, very quaffable...
[December, 2019] I opened another bottle that I bought for 75 Euro in April, 2015. I fully confirm my old review - this dram will not rock the whisky world but it is a fine old-style dram which is easy-to-sip.
The colour is pale straw and the texture shows some slow legs and late sticky tears. The nose is all about this creamy vanilla-toffee-ish Clynelish trademark aromas that so many people love about this distillery. Besides this there are rather rich herbal-spicy aromas which in this context are really nice (usually I am not a fan of bold herbal drams).
The taste itself offers a really interesting mix of toffeeish flavours (caramelised) together with herbs, spices and honey-sweet notes. All is balanced and even a little layered, I like that! Water releases more aromas both in the nose and on the palate but actually I like both the neat and reduced dram. So this is a good dram to play around with water...
The mouthfeel is warming and a little coating just as the texture promised, no drying or astringent moments. The finish is of medium length and adds some chocolatey aromas to the mix with no bitter or drying notes either.