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.