Clynelish The Jazz Crescendo 10 Year Old (Special Release 2023) Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
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Clynelish The Jazz Crescendo 10 Year Old (Special Release 2023) Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Highlands, SCOTLAND
$199. 00
$2388.00 Dozen
ABV: 57.5%

Clynelish chasers will be pleased to get their hands on the latest Special release, which reportedly delivers on those sought-after waxy notes - but water is needed to draw them out. 57.5% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... Finely ground spice, honey, shortbread, vanilla sponge, and lightly toasted oak, with a muted hint of salted caramel on the nose. The palate offers juicy mandarin oranges, lime zest, and pepper. It develops a plump texture with flavors of sweet vanilla sponge cake, ground hazelnut, cinnamon, and caramel syrup over toasted waffles. This takes water beautifully, boosting the vanilla and adding sanded oak without turning down the spices. 90 points -

...Two of my favourite things in life, Clynelish and jazz, connected in a bottle of whisky! The label seems to show a young Sonny Rollins playing the trumpet in a rather 'Miles' stance (trumpet heavily pointing downwards), an unusual sight indeed but why not? One day I'll tell you about the time I almost had an argument with Dizzy Gillespie and Clark Terry at a Miles Davis concert at the Nice festival, but that's a story for another time… Yes, I know, I've already promised I'd tell it. Colour: pale gold. Nose: quite an unusual nose, initially on adhesives and varnishes, then on dough, cut grass, and apple peel. Water should awaken all this (in lieu of using a trumpet). With water: the proverbial wax, absent at cask strength, suddenly comes out of the woodwork, so to speak. It becomes both simple and beautiful at once. Old apples, beeswax, tangerine peel. Palate (neat): it's very tense, very lemony and on green apple, with a bit of cane sugar and quite a bit of green tea. Citrus liqueur but no wax so far. With water: water works miracles, here is a pure Clynelish, taut, without frills. Finish: long, fresh, and, you guessed it, on wax, citrus, and apple. Comments: water is mandatory here, without any this baby Clynelish remains hidden in its shell. 88 points -