Address : Clynelish Distillery, Brora, Sutherland, KW9 6LR
Telephone No : 01408 623000
Web Site : www.discovering-distilleries.com/clynelish
Visitors Centre : Yes
Clynelish Distillery is one of the most northerly distilleries in Scotland, located just outside the village of Brora, 59 miles from Inverness on the A9. When the original distillery was built in 1819 by the future Duke of Sutherland, the quality of Clynelish whisky was so prized that only private customers were supplied. Over the years, Clynelish has continued to be held in high regard by experts.
The original distillery was closed for a short time but reopened as Brora Distillery from April 1969 until May 1983, producing a heavily peated whisky for blending with a completely different character, leaving the new Clynelish to carry on the tradition. It is also available at cask strength and features in the "Rare Malt" series.
Today the Clynelish Distillery produces a single malt Scotch whisky from six traditional copper stills and is used extensively for blending, Clynelish provides the malt whisky at the heart of the Johnnie Walker Gold Label blend.
Clynelish 14 Y/O 46%
Clynelish 14 Years Old was originally bottled as Flora and Fauna. It has been replaced by the official 14 Years Old from the Hidden Malt range and was one of the Diageo Classic Malts Selection in 2005
Clynelish 1974 23 Y/O 59%
The nose is very smooth and of medium-body. There are notes of seaweed and a strong coastal character, notes of cut stemmy hay and gentle wood smoke develop with an oaked aridity. The palate is of medium-body and silken in delivery. There are notes of tar and leather with dry ropes and kelp. The oak is quite dry and chewy with notes of cut herbs and a leafy greenness. There is an effortless balance as the cereal sweetness creeps in. The finish is long with black pepper and spice.
Clynelish 1972 30 Y/O "Mission Series" 46%