Review #28: Clynelish 16 Signatory

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 - 8/10

Tasting Notes

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


Additional Information

  • 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.

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