Colour: straw. Nose: quite punchy, even a little aggressive. I does not start on the usual waxy/fruity notes but rather on Swiss cheese (fresh gruyere) and herbal/grassy notes (fern, lettuce). Some bold notes of mashed potatoes, soy sauce, Maggi, gravy... Develops on cider, English bitter beer (not the bitter one), wine sauce, cooked fresh cream. Some notes of apple juice but other than that, very little fruit (perhaps some coconut juice). A profile that’s very unusual for a 1971 Clynelish but I like it a lot. Mouth: quite sharp! Rather salty, herbal, peppery… Again, very ‘different’. Notes of strong coffee (ristretto), dried parsley, Japanese green tea (the one they use to spice up dishes), sweet pepper, burnt caramel… A little austere, I must say. Gets quite woody and tannic, drying but not too much. Long, slightly bitter finish, on strong tea and liquorice roots. A different early ‘new’ Clynelish, worth trying, definitely. 88 points.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|ABV/ Volume||45.7%/ 70cl|
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