This single cask Clynelish is from the Platinum Old & Rare series of very limited single malts from Hunter Laing & Co. bottled exclusively for The Whisky Shop. Distilled in 1993 and bottled in 2021, this 27-year-old is left free from chill filtration and at a natural cask strength of 48.9% abv. Limited to 121 bottles.
Rich, sweet, honeyed aromas are entwined with toffee, fresh blueberry muffin, banana and golden syrup. There is also some Granny Sookers, the traditional Scottish sweeties with a sour grape taste. Over time and with a touch of water you get the classic waxy character often associated with Clynelish - in this one it's candles burning inside pumpkin/halloween lanterns.
Lots of honey on the initial taste - quite earthy but freshens up with the zip of gooseberry and kiwi and also some underripe banana. Theres some brown sugar and cinnamon buns as it moves into the finish which is very dessert like - chocolatey, French pastries and salted caramel cheesecake.