Region: Highlands, Scotland. KW9 6LR
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 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 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 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 […]