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Clynelish is an anglicised version of the Gaelic for green pasture. And, though it’s a coastal whisky, this is fitting for a Scotch with sweet floral fragrances and verdant flavour notes. It’s a name with a long history, one that predates the distillery we know today, but which has adorned the labels of whisky bottles for two hundred years.

Clynelish 14 Year Old

Clynelish 14 Year Old

70cl 46%
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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 a great aperitif.

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

Region A classic case of a coastal Highland malt with a subtle Island character.
Appearance Yellow gold.
Body Firm, light to medium.
Nose Light candle wax, with some sugar. A faint floral fragrance.
Palate Pleasant creamy mouthfeel; maritime generally.
Finish Some salt, dryish yet an attractive, even slightly bitter finish.

Awards

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International Spirits Challenge Silver 2009-2010
The Scotch Whisky Masters Gold 2009-2010
International Wine and Spirit Competition Silver 2008-2009
International Wine and Spirit Competition Gold (Best in Class) 2007
San Francisco World Spirits Competition Silver 2005
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Double Gold 2006-2009
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Gold 2016
International Spirits Challenge Silver 2009-2010
The Scotch Whisky Masters Gold 2009-2010
International Wine and Spirit Competition Silver 2008-2009
International Wine and Spirit Competition Gold (Best in Class) 2007
San Francisco World Spirits Competition Silver 2005
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Double Gold 2006-2009
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Gold 2016

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