1996 Adelphi Clynelish 20 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

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1996 Adelphi Clynelish 20 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Highlands, SCOTLAND
$350.00 Bottle
  • ABV 50.6%

Solid Clynelish, with a very good price/age ratio.

At the edge of the fishing port of Brora, north-coastal based Clynelish is a replica of the modern Islay distillery, Caol Ila, with an output that's been highly prized since its beginnings. Barley is malted with a low to medium peat and mashed with water from the Clynemilton burn. There's sometimes a salty tang, however this Adelphi selection highlights Clynelish's trademark waxy-fruitiness - and to great effect.

The causal link to this distinctive flavour profile is explained by scotchwhisky.com: "Clear worts and long ferments start the process, while distillation involves maximising copper conversation – unusually, but not uniquely, Clynelish’s spirit stills are larger than its wash stills. This regime would help to produce a fruity spirit were it not for what happens in the feints receiver. In any distillery there is a natural precipitation of oils in the tank which would normally be removed during the distillery’s annual silent season when the plant is fully cleaned.

When this happened at Clynelish, the waxy character disappeared. Realising that the gunk had specific qualities, these days it is removed during silent season and then replaced. The mature character retains waxiness as a mouth-coating texture allied to citric notes and, occasionally, a little mineral/ozone hint. Tastings of single malts (and blends) from the 1950s and 60s suggests that waxy was a significantly more prevalent style industry-wide in those days."

Tasting note: Matured in an x Bourbon cask. Emphatically Clynelish with sultry, floral soft scents of beeswax, honey, toasted cereals and ripe cantaloupe oozing from the glass; The palate continuing the theme with a mouth coating, waxy texture, backed up by powdery tannins, warming spice and finishing in a succulent, fruity burst. Solid length. We’ve tasted better Clynelish, but not by a big margin. Followers of this distillery should snap it up. 50.6% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.