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.
Bottler: Ian MacLeod | Dun Bheagan
ABV: 49.5% ABV
Age: 27 Years
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.
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Other Clynelish Expressions I Have Reviewed:
- Review #1000 – Clynelish 27yr Dun Bheagan 1990
- Review #909 – Clynelish 20yr Signatory Vintage 1996 #8789
- Review #816 – Scotch Malt Whisky Society 26.119 Clynelish 21yr “Dark and Dangerously Good”
- Review #482. Clynelish 14yr OB
- Review #325. Clynelish Cask Blend Gordon MacPhail
- Review #300. SMWS 26.105 Bumblebees by the Sea
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