Clynelish 26 Years Old Signatory Vintage Symington’s Choice Cask 11383 53.4% 1996

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Distillery Clynelish
Bottler Signatory Vintage
Serie Cask Strength Collection Symington’s Choice
Bottled for
Distilled date 11.12.1996
Bottling date 30.10.2023
Country Scotland
Region Highlands
Age 26
Cask Type Oloroso Sherry Butt
Cask Number 11383
Alcohol percentage 53.4
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Container
Label Perfect
Stock 5

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Clynelish 26 Years Old Signatory Vintage Symington’s Choice Cask 11383

In the world of single malt Scotch whisky, the Clynelish 26 Years Old Signatory Vintage Symington’s Choice Cask 11383 stands out as a remarkable expression crafted by the independent bottler Signatory Vintage. Released as part of the Cask Strength Collection Symington’s Choice series, this Clynelish has been carefully nurtured in a 1st fill Oloroso Sherry Butt, making it a unique and distinctive addition to the world of fine spirits.

Nose:
One of the most captivating aspects of this Clynelish expression is its tremendous and mature nose. The marriage of Clynelish spirit and the 1st fill Oloroso butt results in a symphony of aromas. The nose is a sophisticated blend of sweet and salty notes, reminiscent of burnt caramel brittle, with an added layer of complexity from the delightful dried fruit jam. This Clynelish truly showcases the artistry of cask maturation.

Taste:
Upon sipping this exquisite whisky, the palate echoes the promises made by the nose. The dark fruits take center stage, accompanied by subtle hints of armchair leather that provide a velvety texture. The infusion of very light baking spices adds a gentle warmth, complementing the oak, toffee, and hard caramels that contribute to the overall complexity of the flavor profile. The tasting experience is nothing short of exceptional, leaving enthusiasts in awe of the depth and richness that this Clynelish offers.

Finish:
The Clynelish 26 Years Old Signatory Vintage Symington’s Choice Cask 11383 boasts a long and lingering finish that leaves a lasting impression. Waves of sweet molasses wash over the palate, intertwined with the enduring presence of oak and toasted notes. The red dried fruit peels add a final layer of complexity, ensuring that each sip is a journey through a spectrum of flavors. The finish is a testament to the careful maturation process and the selection of the Oloroso Sherry Butt, which imparts a depth and character that sets this Clynelish apart.

Conclusion:
In the realm of sherried expressions, the Clynelish 26 Years Old Signatory Vintage Symington’s Choice Cask 11383 stands as a testament to the artistry of independent bottlers. While many sherry cask-matured whiskies can be overpowering, Signatory Vintage has managed to strike a perfect balance, allowing the Clynelish spirit to shine through. With only 567 bottles released, each holding a piece of Clynelish's legacy, this expression is a collector's dream and a connoisseur's delight. The careful curation of flavors, from the nose to the finish, makes this Clynelish a true gem in the world of Scotch whisky.


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