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Clynelish

Clynelish Distillery

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

History

Clynelish Distillery is a distillery near Brora, Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland.

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:

  • Scotch Malt Whisky Society Clynelish 10 Years Old 2003 26.96 Le Trou Normand ~ 61.4% (SMWS) - Review: Clynelish 10 Years Old 2003 26.96 Le Trou Normand Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Clynelish distillery Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask 26.96 Le Trou Normand ABV: 61.4% ABV, Cost: £49.40 for 70cl Score: 84/100 What they say: First fill Bourbon Barrel 233 Bottles, Distilled in 2003 and bottled in 2014 at […]
  • clynelish-14-year-old-1998-casks-2460-and-2461-signatory-whisky Clynelish 14 Years Old 1998 Cask 2460 & 2461 ~ 43% (Signatory) - Review: Clynelish 14 Years Old 1998 casks 2460 & 2461 (Signatory) Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Clynelish Distillery Bottling: Signatory casks 2460 & 2461 ABV: 43% Cost: £35.06 from Master of Malt Score: 86/100 What they say: A Clynelish from two single casks (2460 and 2461) yielding 821 bottles. Distilled 18th February 1998. […]
  • Clynelish-20-years-old-1995-SV Clynelish 20 Years Old 1995 Cask 8636 Cask Strength ~ 53.2% (Signatory) - Whisky Review: Clynelish 20 Years Old 1995 Cask 8636 Cask Strength Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Clynelish Distillery Bottling: Signatory, Cask 8636 ABV: 53.2% Cost: £77.49 What they say: Distilled 26/09/1995 at Clynelish distillery and matured for over 20 years in refill sherry butt #8636 before bottling 16/03/2016, producing 626 bottles at cask […]
  • Clynelish-21y-Cadenhead-1992-SB Clynelish 21 Years Old 1992 -Small Batch ~ 51.6% (Cadenhead’s) - Review: Clynelish 21 Years Old 1992 Cadenhead’s Small Batch Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Clynelish Distillery Bottling: Wm Cadenhead ABV: 51.6% Cost: £79.57 from Wm Cadenheads Score: 89/100 What they say: Distilled in 1992 at Clynelish distillery, this small batch expression has matured for a full 21 years in ex-bourbon hogsheads before producing […]
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