CLYNELISH 33 ans 1973 The Prestonfield S.V 54,3%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Highlands, 70cl, Ref: COL13905
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- Appearance : or vif à reflets verts.
- Nose : fin, huileux. Floral (muguet, tilleul) et végétal (lierre), il évolue sur des notes de noix, d’amande et de bergamote. Il se développe sur les épices (cardamome) et le camphre.
- Palate : élégante, crémeuse avec ses notes de beurre salé, elle est également minérale (graphite) et très légèrement fumée. Elle évolue sur la pomme golden, les épices (muscade), le cacao et les fruits secs (abricot).
- Overall : longue, équilibrée. L’orge maltée, nuancée d’une pointe de tourbe, évolue sur la réglisse verte et les fruits exotiques (banane, noix de coco). Elle se prolonge sur les fruits secs (noix de cajou) et sur des notes iodées et salées.
- 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.
Although the independent bottler Signatory Vintage cannot claim to be one of the oldest in Scotland, it has managed to build up an extremely solid reputation amongst the great malt connoisseurs. The creator of the famous range The Prestonfield and many other well-known ranges, it is best known for its un-chillfiltered and cask strength bottlings that offer amateurs the chance to enjoy their whisky in its most natural form. It was also one of the first independent bottlers to acquire a distillery and now offers a growing number of expressions of one of the most artisan single malts available.
The Prestonfield range of whiskies is without doubt one of the most well-known among connoisseurs, and yet few people are aware of its origins. Created in the 1980s by the Symington brothers, the famous label with the drawing of the Prestonfield Hotel is now available exclusively through La Maison du Whisky. The whiskies selected for this range have always been some of the best but, from 2000, the decision was made to bottle them all at cask strength from a single cask. Almost exclusively single malts, these whiskies are extremely sought after, and often appear at the major auctions. Find out more
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