Slightly pungent, some alcohol. Slightly sour grapefruit comes out, together with other citrus fruits. Then clearly mineral, the Clynelish then comes through great. Sweet and sour game now also with green apple. In addition there is oak and vanilla, this is how the bourbon barrel shows itself. Slightly bitter, spicy, only slightly sweet. The alcohol then calms down, moves into the background and lets the mineral and now slightly waxy aromas take over again.
Oh yes, now come the full load of Clynlish character - great mineral, waxy, and the sweet and sour game between the vanilla and the green apples. Slightly oily, slightly salty, and then the beeswax comes out. You drink a cliché, there is no other way to describe it. The whisky can be uploaded to Wikipedia under "Clynelish" :-D The alcohol is present but subtle, gives strength but burns or doesn't sting. That's how it should be, very good. Less citrus than on the nose, but significantly more wax, mineral aromas and oily, tart and spicy notes.
My beloved mineral layer stays in my mouth for a long time, that's great. There is light pepper in the middle of the tongue, it tingles for minutes. It now feels very oily in the mouth, and the strong beeswax shows up again as if you were pulling candles. Tart, mineral, spicy, slightly sour, hardly sweet anymore, but in a very pleasant way.
The taste is a dream, this is exactly how a Bourbon barrel Clynelish should be. The nose and the finish are also convincing, I had slight reservations when I smelled it for the first time, but then the whisky came into its own. An excellent bottling of which I would have liked to have had more than one sample.
N-90, T-92, F-89 for very good 90 points.