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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Clynelish DE (1993/2010), 46 %

Review #396
The bottle code is: Cl-Br: 173-5j. It is double matured in Oloroso Seco Sherry casks. It is very nutty at first in the smell. Then some leather and dried fruits come forward. It is the heavy stuff like raisins and figs. There is some incredible sweetness lying in the background. Like it is waiting to jump forward but can’t take the last step.

Dried fruits in the taste. But in a fresh kind of way. Like it is mixed with a little bit of red berries. Some dark chocolate, fine oak and hints of tobacco in the finish. And then the sweetness comes forward. Fruity sweetness from the dried fruits.

This is one of the better Distillers Edition out there! And the quality in those drams use to be pretty good. I just miss a little something for it to break through to the next level. Perhaps a bit higher ABV. Don’t get me wrong, the 46 % suits it, but I think it could take a notch more. I will rate this 88/100 (22/22/22/22).

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