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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Thursday, 10 January 2013

CLYNELISH 2003 26.88 'MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DRAM' - THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY

This January I'll be reviewing good deal of bottlings from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

As always with SMWS, you can count on non-coloured, non-chill filtered, single cask bottlings at full strength. There will be quite a few Islay whiskies among the lot, but there will also be something for the non-peatheads among you.

I'll be starting off with one of my favourite distilleries, Clynelish which has the distillery code '26'
I'll be trying bottling no. 88 from Clynelish hence making it 26.88 with the appealing name 'Midsummer night's dram' - Lovely, ain't it? :-)

Clynelish 26.88 (16.06.2003/xx.xx.2012) 9yo 'Midsummer night's dram' 61,8%, 1st fill bourbon barrel, 225 bottles, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Colour is pale straw

Nose:
Fruits, pears in particular, honey, some alcohol nip at full strength, fresh flowers from a summers field.

Taste:
Exotic/tropical fruits and berries, incredibly fresh, citrus, that Clynelish waxiness and salt and hint of something perfumy.

A straight forward young malt that delivers its qualities very well and is very drinkable, even at full strength, though I suggest a small dash of water to calm things down a bit.

86/100!

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