Clynelish 12 Years (Bot. 1970s)



One of the classic old distillery bottlings of Clynelish 12yo from the 1970s. The whisky in these bottles is legendary, and they are highly sought-after by collectors.


Colour: straw. Nose: very special and very complex. Lots of tropical fruits, pink grapefruit, light caramel, old white Chartreuse, Mandarine Impériale, mocha, cappuccino. Hints of smoke (burning hay), seaweed, fresh pineapple. Purely thrilling. No, stunning. And this great freshness after 30 years in its bottle. Mouth, triple wow, at 43%! Incredibly strong, smoky, orangey, hay jam, herbal tea… Tons of spices like clove, nutmeg, curry powder. Superbly pure, this one is definitely not made up like a stolen Mercedes – or many new so-called ‘expressions’. What a word! Anyway, 94 points for this absolute and flawless malt (the Ava Gardner of the single malts?)


Distillery Clynelish
Classification Single Malt Whisky
Bottle No./Released -/-
Vintage -
Age 12
Bottler Official Bottling
Bottling Date 1970s
ABV/ Volume 40.0%/ 75.7cl
Rating/SGP 94/-
Cask Number -


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