- Region: Highlands, Scotland. KW9 6LR
- Founded: 1967
- Status: Active
- Owner: Diageo
- Water source: Clynemilton burn
- Mash tun: Cast Iron to be replaced by Stainless steel
- Washbacks: 8x wooden 2x Stainless steel
- Stills: 3x Wash, 3x Spirit
- Capacity: 4.8 million litres per annum
The distillery was built in 1968, adjacent to the original Clynelish distillery which was closed. Confusingly the original distillery was reopened in May 1969 and until July 1973 produced a heavily peated whisky to supply for blending; this was done to cover a shortage of Islay whisky caused by a drought on the island. The old distillery was renamed Brora Distillery and production of a peated spirit continued up until 1983.
Clynelish has had a strong connection with Johnnie Walker blended whisky for many years. A large proportion of the spirit used in Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve comes from this distillery.
Clynelish Whisky Reviews:
- Clynelish 14 Years Old (46%, OB, 2017)
- Clynelish 1997 Distillers Edition (46%, OB, Cl-Br: 174-6k, 2011)
Scotch Malt Whisky Society
- Clynelish 10 Years Old 2003 26.96 Le Trou Normand (61.4%, SMWs, 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel, 233 Bottles, 2014)