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Clynelish Selected Reserve
 54.9%    |    70cl

The first ever Clynelish release in this series from ex-bourbon, rejuvenated and refill American Oak, ex-bodega and refill European Oak. A very complex whisky – evocative, confident and joyful, it is astonishingly fresh yet speaks of the past, layering the classic coastal notes with fruity complexity and sweet warmth.

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The first ever Clynelish release in this series from ex-bourbon, rejuvenated and refill American Oak, ex-bodega and refill European Oak. A very complex whisky – evocative, confident and joyful, it is astonishingly fresh yet speaks of the past, layering the classic coastal notes with fruity complexity and sweet warmth.

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Clynelish Selected Reserve
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Region

A treasure from the shores of the coastal Highlands.

Appearance

A treasure from the shores of the coastal Highlands.

Nose

Immediate and complex, with a joyous freshness. Sweet waxy honeycomb cut by sharp, fruity resins moving through syrup to creamy butterscotch, balanced by raisins and caramelised fruit.

Body

Medium and rich.

Palate

Clean, sweet, fruity and full-flavoured, with the warmth of hot peppers and a creamy butterscotch sweetness, offset by fruit sharpness and a note of liquorice.

Finish

Very smooth and elegant, with a deep, spicy warmth. Becomes gently drying and nutty with silky, dry cocoa tannins, hints of cigar box cedar and a cleansing edge.

Information:

Make: ClynelishTM

Strength: 54.9% ABV

Place of Origin: Brora

Region: Coastal East Highland

Nose:

Immediate and complex, with a joyous freshness. First, sweet waxy honeycomb cut by sharp, fruity resins. Then the sweetness moves through syrup to creamy butterscotch, balanced by dried raisins and caramelised fruit (burnt orange) or red apple and autumn berries. Later, a tangy hint of salad dressing and pine resin. Water releases the creamy, heady scent of rosewater Turkish delight or a perfumed candle; then fresh mint and sweet butterscotch, grass, fresh ripe apple, pear and pineapple fruit and woody tobacco or pencil shavings.

Palate:

Vibrant. Clean, sweet, fruity and full-flavoured, with the warmth of hot peppers and a creamy butterscotch sweetness, offset by fruit sharpness and a note of liquorice. Water smoothes and cools, bringing up a softer mouthfeel. The sweet fruit is well offset by a clean floral or mineral note, pepper and a nutty, biscuit dryness.

Finish:

Short to medium. Very smooth and elegant, with a deep, spicy warmth. Becomes gently drying and nutty with silky, dry cocoa tannins, hints of cigar box cedar and a cleansing edge. Cooling with water; more distinct, fresh cedar notes now, and very late, dark-chocolate truffles.

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