CLYNELISH 23 ans 1995 20 Rue d'Anjou S.V 53,6%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Highland, 70cl, Ref: 55404
Marion, Adrien, Florian, Jared, Jean-Christophe, Jean-Marc, Raphaël and Salvatore, the entire team at the historic Maison du Whisky boutique selected the whiskies featured in this collection christened 20 Rue d'Anjou. The four single malts chosen include this incredibly well-balanced Clynelish sherry cask. Firstly in terms of aromas, where there is perfect osmosis between the aromas from the sherry and malted barley. And then in terms of flavours, where the nobility of its spices, the freshness of its fruit, the silkiness of its mouthfeel and the depth of its heady fragrances bring lots of charm and complexity.
Profile: the rich initial nose is at once chocolatey, apricoty, exotic (mango) and saline. Allowed to breathe, it becomes candied (orange) and lush (bay leaf). The concentrated attack is spicy (cardamom) and fruity (fig). The mid-palate is floral (peony) and slightly earthy. Delicate and characterized by notes of fig and coconut, the finish has a particularly silky texture. Single Cask no. 8680 – Sherry Butt. Exclusive to LMDW.
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- Appearance : burnished gold with glints of copper.
- Nose : complex, rich. The initial nose is characterized by a chocolatey, apricoty, exotic (mango, passion fruit) and saline oxidation. The sherry's influence is keenly felt, allowing the aromatic palette to breathe and Clynelish's intrinsic character to be expressed. Once it opens up, candied citrus fruit (orange, mandarin), walnut and aromatic plants (lime blossom, bay leaf) bring even more nobility to the expression. As wide as it is deep, the nose is ethereal, delicate and fresh.
- Palate : dense, concentrated. Nobly spicy (cardamom, curry), chocolatey and fruity (corinthian raisin, fig), the attack follows on perfectly from the nose. Saline, it gradually becomes increasingly floral (rose petal, peony). The mid-palate is luscious (verbena) and roasted (pipe tobacco). The very slender end of the palate evokes a heather-covered moor. Marine and salty.
- Overall : long, very delicate. Here also, the harmony between the malted barley and the sherry is stunningly well-balanced. This creates a very silky, unctuous mouthfeel. Constantly irrigated by the juice of the ripe fruit (fig, apple, mango), the end of the palate boasts rare richness. The retronasal olfaction is milky (coconut, almond), floral (lime blossom) and gently chocolatey. The empty glass is powdery and spicy (ginger, cinnamon).
- 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.
Artist, Lands of Scotland, Malt Pedigree, Tartan, The Ten, Very Cloudy... all of these whisky ranges – composed of single malts and single grains – have one thing in common: they were all created by the team at La Maison du Whisky. They are the fruits of many decades of close collaboration with some of the most prestigious bottlers in Scotland. For some years the French importer and exclusive distributor of the classic ranges of well-known spirits producers, La Maison du Whisky was soon granted the very rare privilege of being able to complement these ranges with their own, bringing together two sets of expertise, two reputations and two complementary histories under one, single label.
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