SMWS 26.102 “Pomanders in a Lady’s Parlour” (Clynelish 29) Review

This is from the outrun a few months ago from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) titled “Pomanders in a Lady’s Parlour”. This is a 29 year old Clynelish distilled in 1984, aged in a refill ex-sherry butt, and bottled in 2014 at 56%.

Nose: Wow – big waxy nose up front with loads of honey and lavendar. Quite floral and sweet overall with a hint of musty cardboard lurking in the background. Strong cinnamon emerges after a few minutes in the glass.

Palate: Sweet with honey and spices. Melon and waxy stonefruits emerge slowly.

Finish: Dry herbs with spiced honey lingers with melon, peaches, nutmeg, and candied nuts.

Rating: 94/100 – The best Clynelish I’ve had to date (and the oldest) – great honey and waxy fruit notes.

Value for the money: This was $220 when it was release and I think that’s a pretty fair price for what you’re getting.

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