Clynelish 1981 Manager's Dram
Added on Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 09:04 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1981 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 61.80 % Region: Highland
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Bottled 23:11:98
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose:  Lots of sweet sherry, though more rich than fruity.  There's chocolate, mint and marshmallow (s'mores!).

Palate:  Sweet sherry with malt in the background.

Finish:  The finish actually tasted more of port or other sweet wine than sherry.

This is a fun one, but I'm scared of the mutant cat on the label. 
Great stuff! Oak plays of spice and fruity complexity. Nice but moderate grip in the finish. Drank a lot, took little notes. That's gotta say something. 
N: Mint and sherry, exotic and spicy.
P: Whooo!  Huge swell of of rich spicy flavor, like a combination of Panda Express orange chicken and maple syrup.
F: Gets more Asian saucy with some moo-shoo like notes and a fire that is immensely satisfying.
I got to taste quite a bit of this (through strategic attacks during following meetings) and I grew to like it more and more.   Proof you don't need lots of peat or lots of sherry for a great malt. 
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