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Clynelish 14yo

(46%, OB, 2011*)
Average Score: 80
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameClynelish
Alcohol By Volume46%
Average Score80

Maniac Ratings
Johannes van den Heuvel74
Robert Karlsson82
Konstantin Grigoriadis70
Ho-cheng Yao82
Krishna Nukala83
Rich Howard76
David Wankel81
Oliver Klimek83
Ralf Mitchell83

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood84

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonSomewhat bready, on dryish malt. Also clean lively fruits (apples?). A little bit sourly. Dryish, white peppery. Clean, on malt. Quite pristine, flinty? Not a very difficult one. Enjoyable.
Rich Howardthe nose offers red apples and apple skins, freshly mown grass, plenty herbal with an undercurrent of vanilla and malty powdered sugar. after a few minutes, i'm getting some vague metallic notes as well (hardware nails). the palate is fairly robust, and follows suit with plenty of apple skin, hay, vanilla and quite herbal on the finish. with a drop of water, the nose has lightened mostly to herbal notes, maybe a splash of fresh lemon now, with plenty of malt and vanilla. the reduced palate is a bit sweeter, also accenting the malt and powdered sugar, as expected. summary: a grassy and herbal dram with a splash of vanilla. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]