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Clynelish 14 Years Old
 46%   |    70cl

The 14 year old Clynelish Single Malt Scotch Whisky offers sweet floral fragrances and maritime flavours with a light, dry finish.
The 14 year old Clynelish Single Malt Scotch Whisky offers sweet floral fragrances and maritime flavours with a light, dry finish.

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"Full of flavour. Full of interest. A good, complex bottling."

Michael Jackson 2003, Whisky Magazine, Issue 31

The perfect

Clynelish works best served in a traditional whisky glass, neat or with a little water.


The crisp, medium-bodied Clynelish provides a delicious accompaniment to fresh Scottish salmon.

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There’s something mustard-fresh about Clynelish, a note of coastal flora, which leaps out at you when combined with freshly steamed mussels.

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Clynelish 14 Years Old
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Smoky Rich Delicate Light


A classic case of a coastal Highland malt with a subtle Island character.


Yellow gold.


Light candle wax, with some sugar. A faint floral fragrance.


Firm, light to medium.


Pleasant creamy mouthfeel; maritime generally.


Some salt, dryish yet an attractive, even slightly bitter finish.


Distillery: ClynelishTM

Age: 14 years old

Strength: 46% ABV

Place of Origin: Brora

Region: Coastal East Highland


in brief… Light, waxy, maritime malt.

in a sentence… Sweet floral fragrances and maritime flavours, with a light, waxy body and a dry, salty finish.


Wax comes up with water – scented candle wax. Dried flowers on a beach. Later, brown sugar.


Pleasant mouthfeel, not as waxy as some expressions; maritime generally.

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Expert Reviews
Insights from some of the best in the business

"This one is very true to the Clynelish style: fresh, appetizing, and very drinkable. Notes of brine, fruit (lemon-lime), and vanilla-accented malt, are the foundation of this whisky. Delicate seaweed, peat, exotic pepper and a hint of citrus rind bitterness entertain the palate throughout, all the way to its appetizingly briny, seaweed-tinged finish. Perhaps the definitive aperitif whisky."

John Hansell, Whisky Advocate Winter 2004

"Clynelish 14 Years Old - this classic Highland distillery a perennial favourite of the blender, due to its well-rounded maltiness and balance"

Rupert Wheeler 2015, Whisky Magazine, Issue 124, p.20

"Ahh, Clynelish. The enigma of the northeast coast. A single malt whose waxy character — and it does smell of snuffed candles — is highly prized by blenders. This is a palate whisky, the nose almost shy and muted: glints of citrus and jellied fruits, notes of ozone/spiciness and stem ginger. It’s on the tongue that it comes into its own: clinging, strangely savory, lightly sweet, juicily fruity. Enigmatic indeed."

Dave Broom, Whisky Advocate Summer 2012

"A nose that is fragrant, spicy and complex, with candle wax, malt and a whiff of smoke. Notably smooth in the mouth, with honey and contrasting citric notes, plus spicy peat, before a brine and tropical fruit finish."

Gavin D Smith, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.96

"Wonderfully textural, sexy, dangerous. Unconventional beauty."

Dave Broom 2003, Whisky Magazine, Issue 31

"Fresh green fruit and unripe melon on the nose, sweet almost fizzy lemon sherbet on the palate, a wispy hint of peat and pepper, and satisfying and balanced finish."

Dominic Roskrow, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.96