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Clynelish 14 Year Old

Salt water and lemons

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@DellnolaReview by @Dellnola

20th Feb 2011


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Nose: Ocean air, wet beach sand and sweat (like the sand thats been stuck on your legs from a long day at the beach), Strong lemon zest, a tiny touch of brown sugar. The combination of salt water and lemons reminds me of those cool months when dad brings home a sack of raw oysters and we spend most of the day shucking them and eating them on the spot.

Palate: Bitter, maritime qualities throughout. Unfortunately the body is thin and a bit watery.

Finish: Peppery bitterness.

The nose on this one is quite good, however the taste and finish simply didn't live up to the expectations that the nose gave me. It's bit of a disappointment from this classic whisky.

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Victor commented

I certainly noticed the bitterness on the finish as well. That detracts quite a bit for me from an otherwise very pleasant malt

9 years ago 0

Onlyhalfmad commented

I thought i had a bad bottle of this at one point after buying because of a lot of good reviews. I agree 100% with this review that the very bitter and rough finish is a major problem (2010 problem?).

8 years ago 0

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