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The Distillery

While many people are drawn to whiskies from the Speyside or Islay regions of Scotland, the Highlands tell an important part of Scottish whisky history.

One of the most prominent Highland distilleries is Clynelish.

When originally founded, the whisky from Clynelish was held in such high regard that it was only sold to customers privately. Over the years Clynelish has continued to be prized among experts.

Malt whisky gurus consistently praise the unique combination of North Highland and maritime qualities. You can almost taste the sea air with its crisp, medium-bodied, mustard-fresh style. The whisky doesn’t have the pungent smokey profile of an Islay whisky, but there are small traces of it.

It’s not a heavy malt, perfect for enjoying anytime.

Clynelish has a quite interesting story, being built in 1968 next to another distillery with the same name. To the surprise of many, the original Clynelish reopened in May 1969 and operated until July 1973. This resulted in a period of time when there were Clynelish A and Clynelish B distilleries. Having two distilleries producing entirely different flavour profiles under the same name became quite confusing to whisky lovers (that’s you and me!).

As such, the original distillery was renamed Brora Distillery and continued production of a heavily peated whisky until 1983.

Clynelish is built in the Northern Highlands as an exact replica of Islay’s Caol Ila distillery. Today it continues to be a whisky powerhouse. It’s muscular, slightly peaty whisky has been valued by leading blenders.

A large portion of the spirit used in Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve comes from Clynelish.

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Exciting 2018 Addition to the Signatory Cask Strength Collection This Clynelish is one of the latest additions to Signatory’s highly sought after ‘Cask Strength Collection’. It was aged in a single refill Sherry butt for 22 Years before being bottled at cask strength in January 2018. It’s a rich and full-bodied dram that brings lots […]

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A fantastic Clynelish 20 Year Old that has just been released to the Taiwanese market. This incredible whisky was distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2017 after 20 years picking up delicious notes from the cask it was stored in. This whisky is part of Kingsbury’s Or Sileis label and it details the Cauldron of […]

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A fantastic Clynelish 20 Year Old that has just been released to the Taiwanese market. This incredible whisky was distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2017 after 20 years picking up delicious notes from the cask it was stored in. This whisky is part of Kingsbury’s Or Sileis label and it details the famous “Meat […]

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