Clynelish unveils distillery-exclusive whisky

Nov 15, 2019by Melita Kiely

Diageo has released a no-age-statement Clynelish single malt Scotch whisky, available exclusively from the distillery.

Bottled at 48% ABV, a total of 6,000 700ml bottles will be made available at the distillery for an RRP of £90 (US$116). Matured in a combination of American ex-Bourbon and rejuvenated casks, the whisky is described as having aromas of toffee, butterscotch and vanilla, followed by fresh fruits and a “gentle” salinity. The palate is said to have flavours of red apple, wood spices and the “signature Clynelish waxiness”. Jenni Watson, master distiller at Clynelish, said: “This unique bottling is a perfect representation of the character of the Clynelish Distillery, with fruity flavours intensified by the careful selection of cask types. “Our goal was to create the ultimate whisky that combined the classic coastal Highland and the subtle Island character. With this vision in mind, this distinguished bottling honours our history by preserving the gentle spice and waxiness.”