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Clynelish 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

  • Single Malt
  • Scotland, 700ml
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A delightfully complex spicy and perfumed nose, with some floral and malty hints. The palate is multi-layered too, with some slight citrus (orange) hints on a honey background with peat and delicious spices before a honey finish with a trace of brine. A highly regarded single malt by many whisky connoisseurs.

  • Distillery: Clynelish - Diageo
  • Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region: Highland, Scotland
  • Alcohol: 46%
  • Volume: 700ml
  • Goes with: Neat or over ice

This Clynelish 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is simply one of the best widely available core range whiskies. A timeless profile, good depth and complexity, and some unique touches. A benchmark everyday dram. Great whisky gift for someone special or corporate gift. Buy here in our online liquor store and get delivered direct to your door, we deliver nationwide.

Clynelish's history is a bit perplexing. Most of the whiskies produced today come from a large, modern distillery constructed in 1967-1968, designed to complement the two traditional pot stills at the original Clynelish distillery, which is now known as Brora. The original distillery, dating back to 1819, had a rich and diverse legacy of crafting highly-regarded malt whisky, often in limited supply. Today, the name "Brora" elicits excitement among single-malt enthusiasts due to its rarity and exclusivity, as the distillery ceased operations for good in 1983. Bottles labelled as "Clynelish" and distilled prior to 1967 were likely heavily peated and originated from the old distillery. Bottles bearing the "Clynelish" label and distilled between 1967 and 1983 could have come from either distillery, temporarily referred to as Clynelish 1 and Clynelish 2. However, the newer facility used lightly-peated malt, around 30ppm, distinguishing it from Highland Park's 20ppm and Ardbeg's 50ppm. Anything labelled as "Brora" was distilled at the original distillery between 1967 and 1983 and is highly prized today.

Diageo primarily uses the output of the "new" Clynelish distillery to create the foundation for its Johnnie Walker Gold Label blend, along with other Diageo blends. Until recently, Clynelish single malt was predominantly available through independent bottlers and occasional releases, such as Diageo's Flora and Fauna series. Thankfully, official bottlings of Clynelish 14-year and a Distiller's Edition are now accessible. Positioned on the eastern coast of Scotland's North Highland region, Clynelish distillery is located somewhat near Old Pulteney. Its malt is often described as having a waxy, briny character with mild peat influence. While not officially confirmed, it is believed that the malt undergoes aging in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. 

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