The Highlander Inn 1995 Clynelish Single Cask #13411 23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This is the 2019 Single Cask bottling from Tatsuya Minagawa of the Highlander Inn in Craigellachie.
This year's selection is a ex-bourbon barrel Clynelish which is a text book example of a class act Clynelish distilled in the mid 90's.
Distilled 31 October 1995. Bottled 7 October 2019.
Cask No. 13411
284 bottles total
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Colour: Straw gold
Aroma: Purity and power! A waxed hessian canvas scattered with crushed seashells, medical embrocations, citronella candles, myrtle and sea buckthorn. Thrilling and evocatively old school highland malt. A grand and bracing sweep of minerality keeps everything taut, structured and intricate. Water elevates the waxiness and intensifies the coastal aspect.
Taste: Immense at full strength. The prickle of green pepper, dried seaweed and hot paprika is balanced by creaminess, salinity and a satisfying buttery texture. Dilution settles things and brings sandalwood, beach sand, lemon balms and herbal teas. Superbly complex and satisfying.
Finish: Long, warming, lightly heathery and herbal. Leads into a chalky, medical aftertaste.
Comments: Impeccable Clynelish. Two bottles please Minagawa-san!
- Angus MacRaild/Whisky writer
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