Founded in 1819, Clynelish is one of Diageo’s workhorse distilleries, churning out malt that’s blended into their Johnnie Walker range. We got a dram from the independent bottler Signatory, a relatively new (not 200 year old) bottler located on-site with Edradour distillery in the middle of Scotland.
Clynelish 16 Signatory Review
- Score 88/10
Nose: Melon, sweet massage oil, heavy cream, white chocolate truffle, orange cream, cantaloupe, hint of root beer and cocoa.
Palate: That wonderful mouthfeel of a Clynelish. Crayola coating, liquid butter, orange, honeysuckle, sherbet, more cantaloupe, golden raisins, petrol.
8 out of 10.
TLDR: “Orange creamsicle Crayola.”
Overview: For sherbet lovers, this is a creamy and wonderful dram.
Bought for: ~$22 / 1.5 oz pour
- ABV: 43%
- Cask: Hogshead
- Age: 16 years
- Distilled 1998 bottled 2014
About Signatory and Clynelish
- Signatory is an independent bottler located on the same site as Edradour distillery.
- Clynelish is in Brora, and ran alongside the famous, now closed Broara distillery until it was shuttered.
- Clynelish is a core component of Johnnie Walker blends and is a big contributor to the whisky’s mouthfeel.