Review #1356 – Clynelish Game of Thrones Edition

The Schtick: This is a promotional release from Diageo for the Game of Thrones television series on HBO. This comes to us from Clynelish. While it’s a NAS release, it features a hefty ABV bump over the OB Clynelish 14. It’s been more than a year since I had and reviewed this right after launch, and it was poured for me, so I thought it may be a nice exercise in palate evolution.

Review #1356 | Scotch Review #472

Distiller: Clynelish

Bottler: Clynelish

Brand: Clynelish

Selection: N/A

ABV: 50.5% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Fresh baked bread, honey, toffee, waxy fruits like apple and pear. Faint ash, light pepper, nice light sherry note

Taste: Rich palate, mild heat, but lots of complexity. Pepper, faint smoke, sweet honey and toffee. Faint plum, more fresh baked bread.

Finish: Long, powerful and complex. Fresh baked bread, toffee, sweet creme brulee and faint ash. More nice pepper and even a faint bit of salinity. Waxy fruitiness.

Overall: Overall, a big fan of this. I think it may be my favorite of the releases I’ve had from the GoT line, but I still need to try one or two.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

8 Most Recent 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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