Remarkably smooth and viscous with honeycomb and honey.
Adelphi Clynelish 1989 23yo Cask 3847
Now this malt is a sight for the tired old eyes of this ageing retailer. An indie bottling of one of the most delightful drams ever to come out of Scotland: Clynelish. This was always my holiday malt, just the right amount of malt and oak, not too taxing, hints of the seaside and that gorgeous addition of just the right amount of peat.
This Adelphi bottling from around 2013 has official notes that state, “Tasting straight it is remarkably smooth and viscous with honeycomb and honey in the warming aftertaste.At reduced strength there is light candle wax with faded potpourri. Tasting again, it is smooth with a soft texture, and a nice balance of primary tastes. A hint of white chocolate in finish rounds off this exceptional whisky”.
BTW it looks like an ex Bourbon cask was used for maturation.