Baby Whiskey Review: Clynelish 2010 Elixir 9 Yr
This very young Clynelish was distilled in 2010 and bottled in 2019 from a barrel (cask #700044) of 242 bottles for Elixir Distiller’s “The Whisky Trail” series. It cost about $90 and is cask strength, at 58.2%.
- Color: pale gold (0.3)
- Nose: green grapes, must, elmer’s glue, oak; laboratory solvents
- Taste: very bright, steel-aged chardonnay, lemon, ash, and grapefruit
- Finish: long, sweet
This is a very young Clynelish but it’s quite nice despite that; it’s certainly got the expected waxiness and mouthfeel, but it’s very tropical/citrus fruits and needs quite a bit of watering.