Clynelish (pronounced Cline-Leesh) is situated in the town of Brora on Scotlandís North East coast. Adjacent to it is the old Clynelish distillery, known as Brora until it closed in 1983. The Whisky Tasting Club has chosen the 14 year old expression, with its seaweedy and mustardy character. This is an exercise in subtlety and one of the best coastal whiskies available.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Soft, mellow and fruity (orange?) with a definite saline edge. Violet creams. Shortbread. Sweetly herbal. A wisp of smoke.
Palate: Immediately salty, spicy, creamy and mustardy, viscous and oily. Bitter orange marmalade towards the middle, and a little nip of oak and smoke. A coastal cracker.
Retails for around £35