Review #1000 – Clynelish 27yr Dun Bheagan 1990

Review #1000 | Scotch Review #336 – Clynelish 27yr Dun Bheagan/Ian MacLeod 1990

Howdy folks. t8ke here. Just wanted to say thanks for sticking with me for 1000 ramblings reviews. Looking forward to the next 1000. Let’s get drinking.

The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of distillate produced by the Clynelish distillery. It is bottled for the Dun Bheagan line by Ian Macleod, at cask strength, with no filtering or coloring. This bottling was aged in a sherry butt.

Distiller: Clynelish

Bottler: Ian MacLeod | Dun Bheagan

ABV: 49.5% ABV

Age: 27 Years

Distilled: 1990

Cask: Sherry Butt #13155

Bottle: One of 306 Bottles

Nose: Honey, caramel, toffee, bread-y baked goods, melons, pears, vanilla, faintly waxed fruits. Really vibrant, and complex. Lots going on here. Nice to see it not bludgeoned by over-sherrying.

Taste: Thick, rich. Mild heat. Apples, pears, toffee, leather, tobacco. Light smoke, waxed fruits. Faint vanilla, lightly woody. Lots of rich sherry, syrupy figs and amaretto. More sherry here than on the nose, which is nice. Lots of diversity still. Really complex. Those waxed fruits showing up and mingling is delectable.

Finish: Long, thick. Faint ash, lightly woody, pipe tobacco. Waxed fruits, tobacco, charcoal. Stewed fruits, pear, fig, dates and currants.

Overall: Great, but not up to snuff with the other Clynelish I’ve had, which was arguably epic tier, so not a big worry. Not to say it’s bad though. This was really great, and I feel no disappointment picking this for the #1000. The complexity of the nose and palate were really very nice.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

Other Clynelish Expressions I Have Reviewed:



1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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