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Whisky, Islay



Clynelish, Prima & Ultima, 26 Year Old, Highland, 2020 Release, 1993

Tasting Note:

The search for the secret. Distilled in 1993 at 26 years old, this natural cask strength Clynelish has been drawn from refill American oak casks. Clynelish has a much-prized waxy quality that long defied understanding. Various theories on the source of the waxy smoothness emerged with some believing it was brought out by the water from the Clynemilton Burn, which was used for distilling. Finally, not long before these casks were filled, it was discovered that the secret lay in the way the stills were run, which affected how the feints and low wines gathered. Those fortunate enough to enjoy this rare Clynelish will be able to appreciate the full depth of delightful waxy character in this sublime small release. A Deep 18 carat gold colour, with a mellow, at first buttery top note which leads into the fruitiness of fresh apples and pears, with light tropical fruit notes of banana and papaya. Below this is a dry scent, and there is a faintly waxy note at the base. The taste is a pleasing, creamy-smooth texture and a sweet fruits that quickly develop into a spicy intensity. The finish is sweet and spicy with a charming hint of honeycomb.

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