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Whiskymag 137 July _Aug 2016

Clynelish (Brora)

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Tasting Notes Review

Brora Single Malt Scotch Whisky 24 year old 1977

Rare Malt Selection Bottling

Tasting Note

Colour: Bright Gold

This Northern Highland single malt Scotch whisky has bracing Iodine aromas and polished, sweet-smoky character of a mighty coastal malt whisky, with its long, finally mustard dry finish.


Brora 1982 Connoisseurs Choice Single Malt Whisky 43%

Distilled    : 1982                     Bottled     : 2008

Cask Type : Refill Sherry Butts

Bottlers tasting notes :-  

Nose   : Dried fruits, some floral cinnamon notes.

Palate  : Some peat reek and hints of sherry wood.

Body   : Complex

Finish  : A subtle fruitiness.


Brora 1978 Rare old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46%

A very rare single malt whisky from Brora Distllery which closed in 1983.

Distilled in 1978 and bottled in 2013 by Gordon & MacPhail.

Lot  RO/13/05   Only 218 bottles from this Lot.


Brora Whisky Tasting Note;

Appearance; Pale Gold


On the Nose (Neat); Initially sweet butterscotch with lemon and lime aromas. A subtle peat smoke edge develops and lingers with a hint of coffee.


Palate (Neat):  white pepper, ripe banana, coconut and plum flavours which are complemented by a lingering tobacco edge.


On The Nose with water added:  Cured bacon notes with hints of honey and toasted malt. Complimented by rhubarb, blueberry and lemon aromas.


Palate with water added:  Charred wood with ripe banana, peach and orange flavours. A lingering hint of mint develops.


Body: Medium.


Finish: Medium in length, smooth with a touch of smoke.


Cask type: 1st Fill Sherry Hogshead.


Tasting Style Good old rare Highland Dram



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Clynelish 14 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46% ABV 

Tasting Note supplied by Diageo

A well-rounded, classy single malt with a full gold colour suggesting a significant contribution from the wood.

Appearance: Yellow gold.

Nose: Light candle wax, with some sugar. A faint floral fragrance.

Wax comes up with water - scented candle wax. Dried flowers on a beach. Later, brown sugar.

Body: Firm, light to medium.

Palate: Pleasant mouth-feel, not as waxy as some expressions; maritime generally.

Finish: Some salt in the aftertaste; dryish, even slightly bitter finish


Clynelish Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillers edition 46% ABV

Water opens up interesting spice/toffee/smoky aromas. The overall dryness may come from the cask (first incumbent), and is rounded and smoothed off. Easy to drink, especially as an aperitif.

Appearance: Amber.

Nose: Immediate raisins, in fact rum and raisin. Dried orange peel. In time a clean walnut crispness appears. Water makes it softer, dried cherry, sultana, apricot and some honey. There's still a slightly piercing quality - tangerine and chocolate.

Body: Silky soft.

Palate: Very sweet with plumped up dried fruit. Sultana cake with thick butter and underneath a bowl of nuts; hazelnut and macadamia. A slightly salty quality cutting through the unctuous texture.

Finish: Short with a hint of nut-shell bitterness.

Tasting Notes supplied by Diageo.


Clynelish 1974 23 year old 59.1% Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Rare Malt Selection Bottling

Colour: Pale Gold

Unmistakable sea-smoky grassy aromas and a soft palate swelling to sweet earthiness, reveals a smooth bodied, Northern Highland Malt with a mustard dry finish.