Interestingly, the Clynelish distillery is an exact replica of Caol Ila. At Caol Ila, they only use refill casks.
N: Right on! The main thrust is viscose buttery icing sugar with a nutty [cashew] sweetness. Also, it’s washy, as in of the wash, and a little wishy-washy. Distillate driven with light phenol levels.
T: Tastes the youngest of all so far. Quite lacking and spirity but with a promising mouthfeel forming.
F: Sour>sweet spirit.
C: Distillate led and little complexity but with only promising signs. So why did they bottle this at 7 years? Was it showing signs of deterioration already from a refill butt?Scores a C[+]