Tasting @ L&B whisky café Amsterdam, round 5.
Up to the Highlands for this round. From a preselection of 3 Highland drams I chose this 46% filtered and coloured Clynelish 14.
The amber golden liquid showed beautiful long legs when swirled around.
Right from first nosing you feel that this is a nice rich dram.
A lot of stuff to discover. It starts of nutty and ends with a slight salty peatyness. In between it has a herbal/floral note followed by a sweet fruity citric. A 4-stage rocket. Nice!
The palate shows much of the same stuff. It's sweet and salty at the same time. Also the floral part is on repeat. New are some soft creamy oak and a spicy nutmeg/cinnamon. Very nice.
The medium waxy finish has the same high level as the nosing and tasting. I got a herbal honey along with an oily coastal brine. When things start to fade, some slight bitter dry oak shows it self.
This one reminds me of Arran 14.
Also an easy drinker with a lot going on.
As far as I'm concerned, this beauty deserves a higher rating than stated here.
Very advisable. Available for about 35€/70cl.