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This Clynelish 1982 was bottled by the independent bottler Malts of Scotland, based in Germany. It was distilled on 15/12/1982 and bottled last March, making it 27 year old. It has matured on a bourbon hogshead, cask number 5895 (which produced 263 bottles). It has an ABV of 51,5%. Retail price is about 100 EUR and the bottle is worth every cent.
Huge and complex nose with beewax, honey, sweet malt with some spices (nutmeg), a tad of vanilla and after a while some tropical fruits, primarily pineapple, melon and grapefruit.
The body is firm, filling up your mouth completely. The fruit is now accompanied by some salty notes like seaweed. The nutmeg is more pronounced as well. Very nice.
In the very warm and long finish, it’s again the fruit that dominates.
This is one of the best drams I’ve had in a long time. Truly divine and must have. Despite the rather steep price, this bottle is very much worth it. Get it now while you still can and put it under your Christmas tree (if you can wait that long). You will not regret it.
I also tasted from the sister cask, number 5894 that produced 229 bottles and was only recently released. It's almost exactly the same (ABV 48,7%) and also soon to become the stuff of legend.
I’d call them the Clynelish Divine Twins.
You can find the image of the bottle on my blog at blog.whivie.be. Enjoy!