Clynelish 10 Year Old THE JAZZ CRESCENDO Special Release 2023 Single Malt Scotch Whisky ABV 57.5% 700ml
Alluring dulcet tones reach a crescendo with notes of vanilla spice and smooth caramel.
Matured exclusively in first-fill bourbon American Oak casks.
The alluring rhythmic beat of a sweetly honeyed bass anchors a richly composed melody. Gradually, from this sea of smooth harmonies, there comes a call to transcend scales. A solo breaks free, its golden, shimmering tones rising to sublime heights in a haunting, captivating hymn to jazz.
The honeyed flavours and smooth, waxy textures of Clynelish play the sweetest of melodies. Along with the mesmerising solo wildcat on the bottle, they inspired our Malt Master to create a whisky to express all the sweet and soulful richness of classic American jazz.
Exclusively aged in ex-bourbon American Oak, this expression sings with notes of rich caramel and vanilla spice. Mellow aromas on the nose begin a mineral and maritime theme, then become sweeter and rounder, their golden melody anchored by an earthy bass note. Smooth and sure, the vanilla-sweet, rich and powerful taste is soon shaped by a hint of saltiness and a soaring peppery solo that reaches its smooth crescendo in the long, spicy finish.
A mellow, crisp nose with quite some impact. The top notes are very faintly waxy but are mainly mineral and maritime, suggesting soft sea breezes, slaked lime and salt crystals; the mid-notes become sweeter, hinting at dusty heather pollen, while the base is lightly woody and earthy, the earth faintly scorched. Late on, the aromas become rounder, with a toffee-sweet suggestion of vanilla fudge. A drop of water softens the impression.
Very smooth and as expected, waxy in texture, the robust taste sweet with toffee notes then lightly salty, and soon cradled by a growing peppery warmth. A dash of water integrates these elements beautifully.
Long, smoothly dry and spicy with a trace of dried coconut in the aftertaste. A dash of water evens things out while keeping the length.
|Type||Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
|Age||10 Years Old|
|Barrel type||First fill Bourbon|