Clynelish is an east coast Highland distillery located just off the A9 in the town of Brora, Sutherland. Founded in 1819 by the duke of Sutherland the distillery was built with an aim to produce whisky to take some trade away from smugglers in the local area. A new Clynelish distillery was constructed in 1967 opposite the original one and in 1968 the old Clynelish was closed. Interestingly the first distillery was then named Brora and production started a year later. Clynelish is now owned by Diageo and is one of the Four Corners distilleries for the Johnnie Walker blended brand. The whisky has a rich, waxy, oiliness to it which works well for blending Scotch. Much of the 4.8 million litre capacity is used for blending however there is a core 14 year old single malt. There have been numerous other recent single malt releases too, plus you can also find independent bottling’s for sale.
- Clynelish 1996 26 Year Old Ferg & Harris PX Finish 47.5%£659.94 £549.95
- Clynelish 20 Year Old 200th Anniversary Release 57.3%Sale Price £539.94 £449.95 List Price £659.94
- Clynelish 12 Year Old Hand Filled Distillery Exclusive 59.8%Sale Price £299.94 £249.95 List Price £395.94