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Clynelish 14 Year Old


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@GregLoganReview by @GregLogan

19th Apr 2014


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At $50/bottle, I believe this is very worthwhile.

I realize that not every bottle is the same, but based on my site reviews, I think an average of 83 is too low. I could go 88 but not less than 86 so I used 86. I am putting Mac 15 (Fine Oak) at 90. Middleton Very Rare at 96. Nothing higher but Balvenie 21 (in terms of standard expressions) matches....

So this is a ROBUST bit of taste - sort of reminds me of the Old Pulteney 12 - which I need to go back to a second relationship to confirm (not to mention the 21s stored in the back...:-) ).

Oh, there is a wee bit of a burn - BUT so much taste - sweet - dark - full - that some icing down does it NO harm!! What kind of taste you ask?? Does it matter? Metaphysics aside - it is either worthwhile or not from the existential experience (redundant but meaningful). If you like Mac 15, you will like this though it is different - definitely more aggressive, not quite as smooth and refined.

BTW - for what it is worth, my very first review was of an Aberlour 18. I am looking forward to going back in about 6 mos and re-doing a bottle of that simply for scientific significance.

Highly recommended - you will not be disappointed (after it opens up a 3 - 4 weeks in an open bottle )with a few preliminary sips already gently removed.

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