Nose: The freshness of cut green apple, then that classic Clynelish waxiness takes hold, with honeyed peachiness, a little peppery spiciness and an appealing leathery note.
Palate: Much fuller than expected, with pink peppercorns and burnt sugar taking charge. The addition of water brings out lighter, cleaner flavours, as well as malty, biscuity notes. A lot going on here.
Finish: Powerful and spicy – but clean and precise – and long lasting.
Nose: Custard and crunchy apples, followed by signature notes of waxed jackets and a background peppercorn spice. With time, maple, runny honey and warm spice appear.
Palate: Biscuity, like custard creams, and full on the palate, with delicate spice that lifts the sweeter notes which are balanced against zesty citrus fruit.
Finish: A touch of chilli warmth lingers, while the rich texture allows more subtle brown sugar touches to come through.