.clynelish – 1997-2014 – cayenne cocoa bean – wemyss

The year 1997 seems to be a magical year for Clynelish. Wemyss has shared a beautiful sweet and spicy version of this year, that turns out to be a true headturner.

46% abv, €85, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: light, fresh, fruity, ripe red apples, ripe pear, citrus peel, lime
Palate: spicy, hot red peppers, sweet, honey, cinnamon, dark chocolate, creamy mouth feel once the spice subsides a bit, 
Finish: sweet, chocolate, medium long, citrus peel
Mark: +++++ 
Conclusion: Although it is not excessive in any way, I really like this. I am a big Clynelish fan, and this is another one that does not disappoint.
More info: Distilled in 1997, matured in a Hogshead, bottled into 373 bottles in 2014

Many thanks to Wemyss Malts to share a sample with us

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