The Ten #3: Clynelish 2008

The Ten Number 3 Clynelish

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Nose:  Young sweet malt, fresh cut grass, honeyed oats, and icing sugar. Palate:  Fresh toast, oats, hints of honey, and faintly tropical.  Slightly grassy as well. Mouthfeel:  Dry, slightly warm, mid-weight, quite waxy. Finish:  Short, dry, some slight wood spices, and a bit waxy. Balance: Just about perfect - this whisky is fresh and reasonably light all round, with perhaps just a touch more weight on the tongue than the rest of the whisky would suggest.  A consistent whisky right from the first nosing through to the finish. The first thing I have to mention about this whisky is the…

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Bruichladdich: Islay Barley 2007 – Rockside Farm

Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2007 Rockside Farm

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Nose:  Sweet and creamy malted barley, some fresh citrus, and a trace of regular Bruichladdich floral notes.  The nose of this whisky is very similar to the 2006 Dunlossit Farm, but softer and more subdued.  The slightest hint of creamed honey is also present in the nose. Palate:  Similar to most Laddies, creamy malt is the predominant flavour on the palate of this whisky.  Some green apple and lemon peel are also present - as are traces of vanilla pods, cinnamon, and creamed honey.  Also the smallest trace of ginger right at the back trying to hide but not quite…

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