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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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Friday, 11 October 2013

CLYNELISH 1992 26.70 'GOBSTOPPERS IN THE HEADMASTER'S OFFICE' - THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY

Those that follow my blog regularly must have discovered by now that Clynelish is one of my favourite distilleries. There's just something about the coastal, fruit'n'salty style... :-)

Clynelish 1992 26.70 'Gobstoppers in the Headmaster's office' 18yo, 54,7%, Refill ex-bourbon barrel, 156 bottles, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Colour is straw

Nose:
Oily, thick barley, vanilla, apple toffee, honey, vanilla biscuits and lemons, spicy and a bit of a hot nose feel

Taste:
Quite salty on arrival, then a burst of spicy oak. The whole thing feels quite 'hot'.
Gets a bit cardboardy and then showing some fresh ginger and black pepper. Also a measure of cooked fruits, mainly apple in there... Goes back to vanilla and barley sugar on the finish along with a slight hint of peat.

Had this one not been a bit spirity (hot) it would have gone a couple of points higher

Thanks to GNJ for the sample

86/100!

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