Clynelish 1998 Signatory 13yo | 46.0% | Highland
, Scotland founded: 1872 | active
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Meet #31 | 17/11/12 | Hosted by Iain
A couple of whiskies most members hadn't tried before were on our menu for this meeting - would they impress or make us cry?
Other bottles sampled:
#55 Scapa 16yo
| SSWC review 31a
Remote was its provenance this whisky smells of sea spray, floral blossom heather and bothy socks. Citrus clear in here too with the refreshing joy of half-time oranges, lemon, pinapple, Hawaiian pizzas and orange oil. We're drinking tequila, right? Or is that nail varnish remover, shoe polish and espresso machine cleaner? Time to do the unwashed dishes, after all of that.
The ocean is here with salty sea rock and sour mash by the sea. I think we must be glamping! We've got dates and mature cheese, over-flambéed Christmas pudding and no less than three different honeys. Burnt oaks comes in too along with varnish, cardamom, lemon, deep heat and sour fruit salads - this camping's a little surreal.
Made in the countryside, but will this be a beautiful meadow or silage?
Finish & Comments
It's all getting a bit much at the end, it's like we're dribbling between the penalty spot and the 6 yard line with a half remembered sticky toffee pudding and another Alex Salmond speech emanating from the gullet. The pitch is ploughed, the javelin throw has failed and we've been rugby tackled by a mint rocket gargling chilli water and vacant peat. Emergency stop please.
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.
79 / 100
Detailed scores (out of 10)
Tasting Game Points (out of 6)
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