The Master #2: Clynelish 1995, 23 Year Old “Nectar of the Daily Drams”

 Join our own Chris Chambers as he discusses this fantastic bottle.

 

About

Clynelish Distillery near Brora in the Highlands of Scotland produces some of the finest Single Malt in the world. The distillery once had the honour of being Scotland’s most highly-priced Single Malt.

It would later be acquired by DCL (now Diageo) in 1925 and have a second whole distillery built right next to it in 1968.

The Clynelish spirit has a waxy character like oilskins and hunting jackets, something very unusual in today’s Single Malts. This particular release was matured in refill sherry casks, which helps the flavours develop without overpowering the spirit. Pour a decent measure and let time stand still for an hour or two while you explore the complex flavours of this fantastic dram.

The Nectar of the Daily Drams
is a release by Belgian company The Nectar, a whisky importer and distributor. Established in 2006, they have developed a fine reputation for sourcing great casks from Scotland.

Guidance

Tasting notes are a guideline only. Everyone responds to the flavours in a whisky in different ways, so you may describe it differently.

Palate

Lots of herbs and savoury spices, showcasing the heights that older whiskies can reach. Nuttiness develops over time.

Nose

Cigar tobacco and nuts, with an intriguing earthy note.

Finish

Long and herbal, with that signature waxiness remaining for quite some time.