Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Clynelish Distiller's Edition

clynelish_de1991Yah, I moved within a click of a decent LCBO and my scotch embargo crumbled.  I really wanted to get a special scotch to celebrate my self-induced departure from Boart.  While the selection at my new LCBO was impressive, it didn't have that 100-200 buck range I was really hoping for.  I settled for a couple $80 bottles and one of those was a bottle I hadn't heard of before.  The Clynelish Distiller's Edition!

The container was pretty high on the fact that this was a highland malt WITH coastal influences.  This scared me.  Highland malts are usually pretty dependable for my palate but comparisons to island scotches really shrink my testes.  But I was intrigued and dove right in.

The smell only fuelled the intrigue.  No peat, no salt.  A solid butterscotch but absent any sweetness.  Very promising.  The taste is a slow bloom but worth the wait.  A smooth delivery that grows into a greater representation of that butterscotch smell.  While the taste is blooming the slug of scotch flows smoothly down to the belly and sets off a small fire bomb of heat.  It all combines into a perfect scotch tasting experience.  It may be too pricey for a daily drinker but it's still one of the greatest scotches I've had in recent memory.  For that I forgive the price.

A perfect drink! 5 shots!

1 comment:

  1. The shrinking testes comment almost made me not want to have anything to do with this post, but I had to say that the Clynelish is one of the tastiest drinks of the year. By the way, no "Distiller's Edition" in the MJ Scotch Guide.