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Clynelish 14 Year Old

The basis for JW Gold Label

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@MisterDiggerReview by @MisterDigger

24th Jul 2013

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Johnnie Walker states on their Gold Label that Clynelish is the main single malt, so I assume it is this 14 year old. For $40 US less, I will take this one any day over JW Gold. It is a bit too floral and sweet for my tastes, and also not enough smoke. If it were not for these minor quibblings, I would boost this rating up into the low nineties.

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6 comments

Rigmorole commented

If you feel like splurging, sir, K&L will ship to your home state of Louisianna. This Clynelish is exactly what you are wanting,judging from your review. Less sweet/floral, more savory. Yes, the price is admittedly a bit steep. But for the price of two of the bottles you just reviewed, it is worth one this good. Just drink it a little slower and treasure each blessed drop : )

www.klwines.com/detail.asp

6 years ago 0

@MisterDigger
MisterDigger commented

Thank you rigmorole. This one is easily available in Louisiana for $55 US. I have also never seen it sold out. It is indeed worth every penny.

6 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

Glad you can get the 14. The link I provided was for an even better Clynelish with much more savory elements and less sweet and floral ones. Hope you have a great week! Happy drinking, Rig

6 years ago 0

@FMichael
FMichael commented

MisterDigger - have you ever tried the Oban 14 yr?

I find it very similar to the Clynelish 14 yr - however it's a tad bit more "dry", a pinch more salt, and a fairly short finish.

All in all the Oban 14 yr is a very good malt - just that it hits the $70 price tag in most markets.

6 years ago 0

@MisterDigger
MisterDigger commented

FMichael:

You are 100% correct and I finally found a bottle of Oban 14 to add to my collection. I would also put it neck-and-neck next to Clynelish 14. My Oban 14 review should be coming in a few days. It has been one month of intense tasting and buying, so now I am rapidly writing reviews from my notes with a clear head.

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