“A surprising non-age-statement expression, released as part of Diageo’s 2014 Special Releases. This Clynelish single malt is made from five vintages and five types of cask – this includes American first-fill, refill, and rejuvenated oak as well as European refill and bodega casks. 2,964 bottles were produced. Nose: Waxy, Jaffa Cakes, milk choc. It’s Clynelish alright, and a good’un. Disco sweets, jazzes too (the white ones), but don’t think this is all sugary or sickly because it isn’t. A sprinkling of cinnamon, fresh orange, and orchard fruit round off a beautiful nose.
Palate: Great mouthfeel, more orange, more sweeties too but again they’re kept in check by the balanced citrus and wood spices. Honeysuckle and ginger, complex and delicious.
Finish: Long, warming, and spicy with some satisfying grip.
Overall: Hats off Jim.”