70cl / 55.4%
23 Year Old Signatory for TWE
- Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Made in 1995 at Clynelish distillery, this Highland single malt spent a quarter of a century in a single refill sherry butt before it was bottled in March 2019 by Signatory Vintage for The Whisky Exchange's 20th anniversary celebrations. Balancing notes of rich dried fruits, dark berries and warm oak spice, this is a sherry-bomb with oodles of character.
- Orders will be despatched week commencing 15th July
Clynelish 1995 Reviews
Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Chocolate, raisins and berry jam to start. Sugared almonds and honeysuckle build from behind, with a side of toast, butter and blackcurrant jam. Cinnamon sugar and aniseed notes – the savoury centre of an aniseed without the heat.
The aniseed leads into a more savoury palate than expected, with leathery sherry balanced against sweet almonds. Fruit cake builds through the middle, dark and rich, with extra glacé cherries. Floral touches sneak in around the edges, followed by dark treacle toffee.
Long and dark, with savoury liquorice, fruity dark chocolate and barrel char.
A dark and weighty Clynelish, heavily influenced by the cask. But the distillery character is still there, with floral, nutty and fruity notes breaking through the sherry.