Thanks to /u/xile_ for forcing me to keep trying Clynelish.
Bias time: I’m not a fan of Clynelish. Why? Because their name sounds like mine. Not really. I’m biased because typically I find them to have touches of honey, which I love, mixed with a waxiness that reminds me of the chocolate from Easter that I don’t like.
That said, there have been Clynelish that I do enjoy. And Compass Box seem to use them to such a great ability that I’d be a hypocrite to say it was all bad. Not to mention the good reviews I’ve given Brora in the past (though it’s fair to say things have changed since then).
So when /u/xile_ poured me a sample of Clynelish 1996 Adelphi Selection, I was on the fence. Sure, I’ve basically, at this point, vowed to try every single whisky I come across. But… well, I’m so…
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