Clynelish 17 (A.D. Rattray Cask 4631) Review

This is a 17 year Clynelish expression that was matured in an ex-bourbon hogshead before being bottled by A.D. Rattray at 56.1% ABV.

Nose: Strong, musty oak up front – ex-bourbon cask is readily apparent. Bright, crisp malt follows with notes of mango.

Palate: Sweet and spicy with fresh peppercorns. Oak is quite strong given its age.

Finish: Bitter fruits, heavy oak, and malt linger awhile.

Rating: 87/100

Value for the money: These retailed around $50 (375ml) which is a pretty fair price in my book.

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