Clynelish 1989 Whisky Agency
Added on Friday, Dec 10, 2010 at 08:47 PM
  Bottler: Whisky Agency
  Age: 21 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1989 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 54.00 % Region: Highland
  Price: $95 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Ex-Bourbon Barrel       Bottled 2010       166 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
My notes were a bit sparse on this one, as it was towards the end of the night.  All I had was white wine, punchy, fruity and a comment to try again another night.   Might be in the A- range. 

Like Chris, my notes are sparse due to the line up....this one actually bore my name in the blinds (the bottles were named by members present) so you would think I would have paid more attention.....


Sweet and minty with some oak spice.

Coal smoke on the palate with more of a minty after taste.


I have this as a B+/A- and I am going with the B+ until I re-taste earlier in a session.


Nose:  Light and fruity.  Pears and apples.

Palate:  Much more depth than I would have expected from the light nose.  Fruit at the forefront with a strong malt punching up against it.

Tasted blind, but on seeing what it is I'm very surprised.  This is definitely the frutiest Clynelish I've tasted.

A moderately sweet single malt, and nicely so. Cinnamon and herbs. Grassy, particularly in the finish. A little waxy throughout. Hits the spot without being too crazy in any way. Really great.  B+/A- 
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