I have had quite a few 12 year Cluny and liked all of them but stoneware is always a risk.
The cork fell apart so had to decant this.
What you notice first is the colour it is pretty dark and it also has fat sticky legs & tears in the glass so I am hoping this is fat on the palate.
Well well well, I have tasted single malts over £1000 that cannot get close to this, what a belter and what a bargain.
The best Cluny 12 year I have tasted, I love full fat stciky blends like this so my score reflects that.
Malt head, & peat heads probably not nut there us plenty of sherry on show here if you like that sort of thing.
Luckily this was almost full, had 2 drams out of it and it was still at the neck of a 70cl Laddie bottle so hardly any evaporation.
Smells like a cross between a star bar & a crunchie bar which are my favourites so it is a good start :)
There is plenty of coffee, caramel, stroop waffles and a little oil notes along with very faint creosote, which I like.
Well it is syrupy, there is a healthy dollop of peat, lots of toffee and fudge at first and also some nice pepper & ginger spice notes.
The fruit is basically of the stewed apricot, mango and plum combo.
Excellent mouthfeel, excellent taste and as you go on the peat & spice grow,
Long, quite refined, warming & sweet, no roughness whatsoever.