Fresh Fruit Sorbet (Clynelish 1997) [Wemyss]

Fresh Fruit Sorbet (Clynelish 1997) [Wemyss]

Another lovely Single Cask Malt from Wemyss – yes please!  This time they have bottled a delicious 15 year old Clynelish.  There are a mere 331 bottles available at a strength of 46% and yet again its a wonderful whisky for a summers evening.

The whisky is very sweet and light on the nose – it is full of strawberry, raspberry and fairground candyfloss.  Further inhalation reveals a real fruit cocktail: appples are intertwined with peaches and pears and there is also a faint citrus note combined  with a summer meadow – it reminds me of summer as a child – walking along the meadows by the Dee in Chester, just past the old iron bridge where teenagers used to jump off into the river below!  The palate is also very fragrant and floral; it is also a very light and delicate dram.  The peaches and apples appear strongly before revealing a sweet homemade apple pie with brown sugar.  It’s a reasonably complex whisky; the more time you take – the more it gives!  It finishes with light boiled sweets and a sweet summer’s dessert – magnificent!

I love Clynelish, and delight in finding great independent bottles of it, and this for me is a lovely example of this highland malt.  It is a perfect accompaniment to a summer BBQ and is best drank without adding water – it is light, floral and fruity and the bottling strength of 46% is perfect for this whisky