clynelish 16 yo 1993 | 56.5% alambic classique
A 50ml miniature of Clynelish 16 yo 1993 , from Alambic Classique (AC).
Cask No. 9754 , Refill Rum Barrel, Special Vintage Selection, Northern Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Distilled in 1993 and bottled in 2009 at 56.5% abv.
One of 156 miniatures.
Dry and austere. Damp clay, chalk, ginger tonic, grass, pepper, green tea… A very sharp, ‘unsexy’ version. Unexpected whiffs of rum after a few minutes, overripe apples. With water: ouch, it smells like aspirin now! Also very unusual notes of fresh basil and coriander, then iron.
Plain lemon juice with pepper, and in that sense very spectacular. With water: very strange, something like metallic oranges?
Rather long, with more lemon and pepper, but it’s still a bit unbalanced.