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.
Another edition of Clynelish for Diageo's yearly vintaged Distiller's Edition range. Clynelish's take on the series's '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 single cask release from Wemyss. All of Wemyss Malt's are given names to help identify the character of the whisky. Their 1997 Clynelish has been named "Fresh Fruit Sorbet" so expect some fresh, crisp, fruity flavours.
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.
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.