N: A punch in the face of a earthy wax. Oh yes, this is good. Quite fresh with caramilk bar, dried blueberries, dry autumn leaves, old warehouse, angel food cake, spent coffee grounds, vanilla bean ice cream.
P: Silky, even at full proof. Has a great viscosity, waxy, mentos, milk chocolate and salted caramel, strawberries and cream.
F: Still waxy, orange peels, salted caramel, spicy, medium long. Very very good.
Thoughts: No way around it, just a wonderful malt. Especially if you like the Clynelish profile (which I very much do). It’s punchy at 59.7%, but mellows with time. Great swimmer too. I like it best reduced to about 50 abv. Wonderful mix of spirit and cask. Not the most complex, but hits all the right notes. One of the best 10 year olds I’ve had. Proof that older doesn’t mean better.