Tasting notes: Clynelish 16 year old – The Maltman

Clynelish 16 year old

Ok I know, this is a bit of a sunny picture for¬†this time of the year. I took this bottle with me for my holidays in August, but I managed to save just enough to make notes of it. ūüėČ This is a Clynelish 16 year old from the indie bottler The Maltman. The Maltman is part of the¬†Meadowside Blending, a family-owned company from Glasgow. Next to their single malt whiskies they also have blended whiskies. But today I’ll stick to the Clynelish.

Clynelish 16 year old has matured in a first fill bourbon cask and bottled at 46% ABV. Cask no. 6920. It is un-chill filtered and oncoloured.

Clynelish 16 year old – The Maltman tasting notes:

Nose:¬†Hmm, it doesn’t reveal much. There¬†is a¬†typical Clynelish wax,¬†but not extreme. A bit of liquorice and honey. Some oak, but that was about it. With water it gets a bit fresher, more coastal influences.

Taste: Brine and minerals, the liquorice is back again. Orange peels. A pinch of salt and slightly peppery at the end.

Finish: The finish is medium, peppery and minerals.

It’s a pleasant whisky to drink and it does have some Clynelish aspects. But it is certainly not the best¬†Clynelish that is out there.

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