Whiskey Review: Clynelish 1993 Silver Seal 22 Year Old
I was very excited when the magnum-sized version (1.5 liters) of this Silver Seal Clynelish showed up on Yahoo Auctions Japan, because it is one of just 15 bottles of this size. And of course, it’s 1500ml of Clynelish.
Clynelish 1993 Silver Seal 22 / 51.7% ABV / ¥87,458
Tasted neat and with bottled water
This one is distilled 1993, and bottled in 2016 at 51.7%, from cask #7562, bottle number 8 of 15. It is most likely cask strength and non-chill-filtered, and was imported to Japan by ePower.
- Color: old gold (0.6)
- Nose: chestnuts, musty room, lemons, muscat; apple skin and crab boil
- Taste: sweet tangy barbeque sauce, mikan, thick waxiness; limeade with mint
- Finish: medium, citrus and herbs; custard
This is a beautiful older waxy Clynelish with a classic waxiness and citrus. The mouth-feel is intensely oily and rich; it’s ridiculously drinkable, abeit, pricey.