Review: Clynelish 2005 12-Year G&M

Paid: $95 for 700ml

Distilled/Owned by: Clynelish / Gordon & Macphail

Region: Highland

55.1% ABV

Aged For: 12 Years, Distilled 2005

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Refill Sherry Butt

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Color: Chestnut

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Dried fruits, caramel, raisins, citrus, brown sugar, fig, oak, vanilla, cinnamon, walnut

Feel: Full, slight waxiness

Taste: Pepper, oak, chocolate, almond, citrus, sherry, coffee, caramel, cherry, nutmeg

Finish: Medium warmth and long lasting, Oak, stone fruit, pepper, chocolate, sherry, orange, ginger, and vanilla

Thoughts: Only a touch of wax in this one, but a solid sherried dram for fans of that style.

Score: 84 out of 100

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