Nose: sweet, vanilla, fruits, unripe apples, sour white grapes
Palate: sour grapes, white pepper, that’s it really…
Finish: sour grapes, short, thankfully short
Conclusion: Not the best Clynelish I have ever tasted. She is “a bit” sour that overpowers the normally gentle and fruity character of the distillery. My statement that you can not go wrong with a Clynelish is herewith negated.
More info: whisky shop Yves Boode has – together with importer Bresser and Timmer – imported a series of whiskies bottled by A.D Rattray. This series, called The Specialists’ Choice. All of these are single casks, natural colour and non-chill filtered.
Distilled in 1995, matured in a refill ex-Bourbon cask, bottled in 2013 into 285 bottles.