30 Nov

Clynelish particulars:

Pronunciation: kline.Leash or kly.Nay.lish
Brora, Sutherland, Scotland
Post code: KW9 6LR
Region: Northern Highland
Since: 1967

Note: Similar to the way that an attempt was made to clone Glen Grant (which resulted in Caperdonich), an attempt was made to clone Clynelish. Clynelish #2 ultimately failed to achieve the same spirit (as did Glen Grant #2). In a twist, Clynelish #2 was renamed as Clynelish, and Clynelish #1 was ultimately renamed Brora, after the town where both distilleries were located.

The history is summarized on this web site. Thanks, again, to Mark Gillespie of WhiskyCast for tipping me off to this story in episode 264.


Posted by on 30-November-2008 in Diageo, Highland, Northern Highland, Scotland


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2 responses to “Clynelish

  1. Stephen Hultquist

    9-June-2009 at 12:51

    Name: Clynelish

    Age: 14
    ABV: 46%
    Bottling: OB
    Bottled by: Clynelish Distillery
    Distilled in: 1994
    Bottled in: 2008
    Status: In production as of 2008

    Notes: This coastal highland malt has a complexity with a smoky finish, but it’s the texture that makes it unique. It sits on the tongue almost creamy, with a lingering full mouth.


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