Clynelish whisky is closer to an Island style than other mainland malts, with a complex and fragrant nose and an agreeable, long finish that leaves a lingering fresh-fruity flavour. This 14-year-old is a less heavyweight whisky that’s deliciously drinkable and makes it an excellent aperitif.
Serving Suggestion: Clynelish works best served in a traditional whisky glass, neat or with a little water.
APPEARANCE – Yellow gold.
NOSE – Light candle wax, with some sugar. A faint floral fragrance. Scented candle wax comes up with water. Dried flowers on a beach. Later, brown sugar.
BODY – Firm, light to medium.
PALATE – Pleasant creamy mouthfeel; maritime generally.
FINISH – Some salt, dryish yet an attractive, even slightly bitter finish.
WHISKY FOOD PAIRING
Delicious with fish! Try with tataki of tuna loin with wasabi, barbecued sardines, kedgeree, or even potted shrimps.