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Clynelish

Founded in 1819, under the name Clynelish, the distillery was established by the Marquis of Stafford who, after marrying into the Sutherland family, became the first Duke of Sutherland. The distillery was initially intended to take some proportion of local whisky supply away from the area's smuggling fraternity.

After purchase in 1896 by James Ainslie & Heilbron, a Glasgow-based blending company, the distillery was rebuilt and still retains the floor maltings and kiln that were then installed. In 1967, a build commenced on a new distillery, also named Clynelish, located just across the road from the original Clynelish. The build was completed a year later and the former Clynelish distillery was renamed Brora (pronounced ‘Broar-err’) in 1969. The name derives from the Old Norse ‘Bru’r aa’ meaning ‘the bridges river’.

Brora was purchased in 1930 by Scottish Malt Distillers, who later became a subsidiary of Diageo. Closing in May of 1983, the buildings that made up the Brora distillery are now used by the new Clynelish distillery as a visitor centre and warehouse. Clynelish remains active with a large capacity of 4.2m litres per annum thanks to a seven day working week.

Clynelish 14 Year Old

70cl, 46%

This is a superb example of what Clynelish can produce even at younger age. The balance is sublime and the mouthfeel is perfectly rounded. A great 14 year old Highland malt, quite coastal too.  More info

Clynelish 14 Year Old
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$43.50

Clynelish 15 Year Old 1998 (casks 17064 & 17065) - Cask Strength (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 58%

Bottled for Gordon & MacPhail's Cask Strength range of independently bottled whiskies, this is a 15 year old Clynelish single malt. It was distilled in the heady days of December 1998 and left to age…  More info

Clynelish 15 Year Old 1998 (casks 17064 & 17065) - Cask Strength (Gordon & MacPhail)
$82.34

Clynelish 17 Year Old 1997 (cask 11236) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

A single cask bottling of Clynelish, presented as part of the excellent Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask range. This was matured in a refill hogshead for 17 years, from May 1997 to February 2015, before…  More info

Clynelish 17 Year Old 1997 (cask 11236) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$119.00

Clynelish 17 Year Old 1997 - Lady of the Glen (Hannah Whisky Merchants)

70cl, 54.90%

Bottled for the Lady of the Glen range and presented with an attractive bag, this Clynelish spent over 17 years in a single bourbon cask. The bottle itself is individually numbered (with the number…  More info

Clynelish 17 Year Old 1997 - Lady of the Glen (Hannah Whisky Merchants)
$145.61

Clynelish 18 Year Old 1996 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 54.90%

This is an 18 year old Clynelish single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of Hunter Laing's Old & Rare Platinum range. It was distilled in October 1996 and left to mature in a refill hogshead for…  More info

Clynelish 18 Year Old 1996 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)
$248.29

Clynelish 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 10770) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.40%

Independently bottled Clynelish - yum yum yum... This one comes to us by way of Douglas Laing's Old Particular range, and was matured from April 1997 to May 2015 in a single refill hogshead. Just 216…  More info

Clynelish 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 10770) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$120.46

Clynelish 19 Year Old 1995 (cask 932013) - Single Malts of Scotland (Speciality Drinks)

70cl, 57.80%

A bottling of tasty single cask Clynelish distilled in October 1995 and bottled in August 2015 with an outturn of 254 bottles.  More info

Clynelish 19 Year Old 1995 (cask 932013) - Single Malts of Scotland (Speciality Drinks)
$120.40

Clynelish 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 8801) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 55.40%

A Celebration of the Cask bottling of 19 year old Clynelish single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single hogshead. It was distilled by Clynelish in October 1996 and allowed to age until October…  More info

Clynelish 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 8801) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)
$114.21

Clynelish 1993 - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)

70cl, 46%

Independent bottlings of Clynelish remain popular for the simple reason that they taste amazing. If you like fruity whiskies with a little salt and smoke, this could be your thing.  More info

Clynelish 1993 - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)
$154.39

Clynelish 1997 (bottled 2014) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%

A 1997 vintage Clynelish single malt, bottled for the Connoisseurs Choice range by Gordon & MacPhail. This whisky happily matured from 1997 to 2014, upon which it was bottled at 46% ABV.  More info

Clynelish 1997 (bottled 2014) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
$73.31

Clynelish 2008 (Bottled 2014) - The Ten #03 (La Maison du Whisky)

70cl, 40.10%

From La Maison du Whisky's The Ten range comes a 2008 Clynelish single malt Scotch whisky, which was matured in bourbon casks and bottled at 40.1% ABV in 2014. The Ten range sees 10 whiskies arranged…  More info

Clynelish 2008 (Bottled 2014) - The Ten #03 (La Maison du Whisky)
$46.86

Clynelish Select Reserve (2014 Special Release)

70cl, 54.90%

A surprising non-age-statement expression, released as part of Diageo's 2014 Special Releases. This Clynelish single malt is made from five vintages and five types of cask - this includes American…  More info

Clynelish Select Reserve (2014 Special Release)
$601.41

Clynelish Select Reserve (Special Release 2015)

70cl, 56.10%

The second Select Reserve from Diageo's Special Releases, Jim Beveridge has again been busy hand-selecting Clynelish casks. Yep, we're all jealous of him too! Liquid was chosen from ex-bourbon…  More info

Clynelish Select Reserve (Special Release 2015)
$662.88

The Highland Mariner 1997 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Clynelish)

70cl, 46%

Single cask Clynelish, bottled by the folks at Wemyss Malts! This is a 1997 vintage Clynelish, aged in a hogshead cask until 2015 and bottled at 46% ABV. 341 bottles were produced. Wemyss gave this…  More info

The Highland Mariner 1997 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Clynelish)
$101.60

Apple Basket 1997 - Wemyss Malts (Clynelish)

70cl, 46%

Independently bottled single malt from the Clynelish distillery, which was distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2013. It has been given the name Apple Basket by the bottler, Wemyss, and this dram…  More info

Apple Basket 1997 - Wemyss Malts (Clynelish)
$89.67

Bench With A Sea View 1997 - Wemyss (Clynelish)

70cl, 46%

One of a pair of 1997 vintage Clynelish single malts bottled in 2014 by Wemyss. This one was matured in a hogshead until 2013 and had an outturn of 371 bottles, then given the title Bench With A Sea…  More info

Bench With A Sea View 1997 - Wemyss (Clynelish)
$80.41

Cayenne Cocoa Bean 1997 - Wemyss Malts (Clynelish)

70cl, 46%

An indie bottling of Clynelish single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1997 and left to mature in a single hogshead. It was bottled in 2014 by Wemyss with an outturn of 373 bottles. As with other…  More info

Cayenne Cocoa Bean 1997 - Wemyss Malts (Clynelish)
$81.74

Clynelish - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 48.60%

This is the first batch of delicious Clynelish single malt from That Boutique-y Whisky Company. It's got a lovely flavour, typical of the house style, though with a good dose of sherry thrown in for…  More info

Clynelish - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

Clynelish - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 50.60%

The second batch of That Boutique-y Whisky Company's Clynelish is a delicious whisky with a lovely sherried flavour. It comes with a superb hand-drawn illustration of a trio of cats, in the style of…  More info

Clynelish - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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Clynelish 10 Year Old 1996 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

Distilled at the Clynelish distillery in Autumn of 1996, this was matured in two refill hogsheads (numbers 3116 and 3117) for 10 years before bottling for the Provenance range in 2006.  More info

Clynelish 10 Year Old 1996 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Clynelish 11 Year Old 1996 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A Douglas Laing bottled Clynelish distilled in Autumn 1996 and aged for 11 years in two refill hogsheads (casks 4187 and 4188) before bottling in Spring 2007.  More info

Clynelish 11 Year Old 1996 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Clynelish 11 Year Old 1997 (Signatory)

70cl, 43%

A release of 425 bottles of vintage Clynelish, distilled on the 11th February 1997, matured in hogshead 1617 for 11 years before bottling on the 9th December 2008 by Signatory.  More info

Clynelish 11 Year Old 1997 (Signatory)

Clynelish 12 Year Old

70cl, 46%

From the 'Friends of the Classic Malts' series. Classic distillery character for a superb price.  More info

Clynelish 12 Year Old

Clynelish 12 Year Old - Fascadale (Batch 6) (Adelphi)

70cl, 46%

An Adelphi bottling of Clynelish single malt Scotch whisky, part of their ongoing Fascadale series. This is from Batch 6, which had an outturn of 1496 bottles, all filled with delicious whisky from…  More info

Clynelish 12 Year Old - Fascadale (Batch 6)  (Adelphi)
$64.91

Clynelish 12 Year Old 1997 (cask 5609) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A 12 year old single cask Clynelish, matured in refill hogshead 5609 before bottling by Douglas Laing. Distilled in Autumn 1997 and bottled in Autumn 2009.  More info

Clynelish 12 Year Old 1997 (cask 5609) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

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