Clynelish 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 750ml

Clynelish whisky is closer to an Island style than other mainland malts, with a complex and fragrant nose and an agreeable, long finish that leaves a lingering fresh-fruity flavour. This 14-year-old is a less heavyweight whisky that's deliciously drinkable and makes it an excellent aperitif.

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

"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

International Spirits Challenge



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International Wine & Spirits Competition

Gold (Best in Class)


San Francisco World Spirits Competition



San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Double Gold


San Francisco World Spirits Competition




Yellow gold.


Firm, light to medium.


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


Pleasant creamy mouthfeel; maritime generally.


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