Clynelish 14 Years Single Malt Whisky
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- Country: Scotland
- Region: Highland
- Distillery: Clynelish
- Age: 14 years old
- Strength: 46.0% ABV
- Bottler: Original bottling
- Capacity: 700ml
Clynelish Distillery was founded in 1819 by the Marquis of Stafford. Over the years, the distillery passed from owner to owner many times until it was own by Distillers Company Ltd.(DCL become a part of Diageo Group). In 1967, the distillery was rebuilt to a rural setting place near Eastern Highlands, it’s Sutherland. After that, they operated at the same time (Clynelish A & Clynelish B) for a while since they wanted to make sure that had a perfected taste in the new space. However, they closed the older distillery in following year.
Clynelish spirit was produced exclusively for private customers but it is enjoying around the world as one of the base spirits for the Johnnie Walker Gold Label. In 60s, Johnnie Walker Gold Label was missing this peated part from their blends and needed to find something new to replace since Caol Ila distillery faced a drought and closed for a year for refurbishments. At that moment, Clynelish reopened the original distillery in 1969 and under the name with Brora Distillery and started to provide the part was missing from the Caol Ila Distillery. Because of the PPM(Phenol Parts per Million) levels from Brora was very close to Caol Ila and Lagavulin standard. Later, it made Brora continue continued to make the whisky as a single malt and ran until July 1983.
Clynelish has six pot stills: three wash stills with a capacity of 17,000 litres each, and three spirit stills with a capacity of 19,000 litres. One of the characteristic of distillery was using the Clyne Burn river water for their water source. It’s flow through the hills and over the fissures of gold in the rock, also it’s leading the malt become fruity, waxy, faintly smoky flavour. Clynelish Distillery become one of the most popular whisky in Sutherland and Brora whisky has become one of the most rare and desired whisky in the world.