Archive CLYNELISH 1996


Single Malt, Scotland / Highlands, 70cl, Ref: 17991

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Tasting note

  • Appearance : vieil or vert.
  • Nose : puissant, volontaire. Le premier nez révèle une orge maltée particulièrement épicée et salée. Avec célérité, il court ensuite à travers des champs de tourbe, direction la mer toute proche. Des fruits exotiques (ananas, mangue), des miels (acacia, tilleul) et des plantes aromatiques (sauge, serpolet, persil) donnent la réplique aux notes épicées et salées du premier nez.
  • Palate : ferme, dynamique. Elle commence par délivrer de nombreux fruits : pomme, poire, mirabelle, cassis, mûre, groseille blanche… Tertiaire, elle évolue sur des notes de sous-bois (feuilles mortes, lichen) et sur les agrumes (citron, mandarine). La cire d’abeille appose sa signature, le style Clynelish éclate désormais au grand jour.
  • Overall : longue, granuleuse. L’orge maltée effectue un retour éblouissant. On peut même dire que l’on croque littéralement des grains d’orge. Ce registre pâtissier (pain au levain, brioche) et herbacé fait ensuite place à des fruits secs (figue, datte, noisette). Pleine de vigueur, la rétro olfaction est à la fois saline, réglissée et terreuse. Gourmand, le verre vide évoque un cake aux fruits confits.
The brand

The brand

Located in the north of the Highlands and rebuilt next to its original site in 1967, Clynelish produces a fresh and fruity malt, the majority of which is used for the Johnnie Walker blends. The former Clynelish distillery wasn’t demolished, but instead renamed Brora in 1969. It produces a powerful and heavily-peated Highland malt. It closed its doors in 1983 and its bottlings are now particularly sought-after by collectors.


Created in 1698, Berry Bros. & Rudd is one of the oldest wine and spirits merchants in the United Kingdom. Official suppliers to the British crown since the 18th century, the Berry and Rudd family is best known for offering a range of original and innovative products. The London shop located at 3 St James Street is a testament to the history of their knowledge and expertise and known for being home to experts with extremely high standards. In its role as a spirits bottler, Berry Bros. & Rudd selects and bottles high-quality whiskies and rums under the names “Berrys’ Own Selection, “BBR Retro” and “Exceptional Casks”.

The line

Berry Bros Retro is a range that was created in 2008 in order to bring together this 300-year-old supplier’s special releases of very small numbers of bottles. Bottled from a single cask without chill filtering, the addition of caramel or any dilution, all the whiskies in this collection have a label with an old engraving from the Berry Bros & Rudd shop, with the entrance to Saint James’s palace in the background. All the single malts in this range are bottled exclusively for La Maison du Whisky, who is responsible for their selection.

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