Aged for 14 years in specially selected oak casks then bottles at a full 46% abv, Clynelish 14 Year Old is a light yet firm-bodied maritime single malt. Fresh and creamy-smooth on the palate, it has a smoky, sea-spicy character and a very pleasing texture which is highly regarded by malt whisky connoisseurs.
The nose starts with light candle wax, some sugar and a faint floral fragrance. Adding a little water brings this into focus; the candle wax is now more richly scented as if, when strolling near the beach, you have come across sun-dried flowers among the sand dunes.
On the spicy palate there’s a signature oily, mustard-cress crispness, which is underscored by some maritime saltiness in the satisfying, drying finish.