Built in 1967 in a rural setting in the Northern Highlands opposite its now-silent sister distillery, Brora, Clynelish has continued to produce a muscular, slightly peaty whisky much valued by blenders – it is one of the base spirits for the excellent Johnnie Walker Gold Label. Interestingly, the distillery building is an exact replica of Caol ... Read More »
A quarter-bottle of the splendid Clynelish 14yo. Complex and spicy, this is perfect for hip flasks during long walks in cold weather. If you've never tried the malt from this brilliant distillery, now's the time to take the plunge.
Clynelish is the successor to the now-silent Brora, built opposite the original distillery and producing a top-quality rich, smoky dram. One of the best entry-level proprietary bottlings available from any distillery.
A Signatory Un-Chillfiltered bottling of 1997 vintage whisky from Clynelish in the Northern Highlands. A vatting of two hogsheads distilled on October 29th and bottled on November 14th 2013 after 16 years of maturation. 1997 has been a great year for indie bottlings of Clynelish and we're pleased to see another from Signatory.
Another edition of Clynelish for Diageo's yearly vintaged Distiller's Edition range. Clynelish's take on the series' 'Double Maturation' is to finish the whisky in oloroso sherry casks, to add an extra chunk of rich sweetness.
A single cask 1997 vintage Clynelish released in 2013 by independent bottlers Hunter Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. This was one of the first bottlings released after Douglas Laing was split in two, with Stewart creating Hunter Laing.
A 17 year old Clynelish from Belgian independent bottler The Nectar as part of its Nectar of the Daily Drams series. Aged in a bourbon cask (which seems from the colour to have been fairly active), we're expecting good things from this one.
A 1996 vintage sherry-matured Clynelish released by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Particular series. Aged for 17 years in refill butt 10033 before being bottled in October 2013.
A single cask release of 1995 vintage Clynelish, chosen by us here at TWE and bottled by our friends at Signatory. The distillery has long been a favourite of our team and this cask jumped out as a perfect example of why - fruity and rich with a touch of spice, a great marriage of sherry cask and Clynelish's spirit.
A 1997 vintage Clynelish from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Cask Strength series. The whiskies produced at this distillery are matured mainly in either the on site warehouses, or the ones over the road which used to belong to Brora distillery.
Classic Clynelish from the Single Malts of Scotland - waxy, fruity and gently coastal. There have been some excellent bottlings from the mid-1990s from this distillery and this is up with the best of them.
A 1996 vintage Clynelish from independent bottlers Adelphi. This was aged for 17 years in cask 6417, which judging from the colour used to contain sherry, and bottled in 2014 at full strength of 57.1%.
An eleven year-old Clynelish 1997 bottled at cask strength from a single first-fill bourbon cask - something tells us this could be one of the more popular releases from the last batch of Diageo's Managers Choice bottlings. MAXIMUM 1 BOTTLE PER PERSON.
A 17 year old Clynelish 'released' as a Manager's Dram. These whisky was selected by the manager and bottles were generally given to workers and friends of the distillery, meaning that they're rather good and not all that common.