If you are a Game of Thrones fan and you love whisky then you know that Diageo released a limited edition eight bottle series in celebration of the shows final eighth season. With less than a week away till the first episode I wanted to kick start the reviews with the Clynelish Reserve representing House Tyrell.
The Clynelish distillery is located north of Inverness on the scenic north coast region of Scotland. It is a location very reminiscent of Highgarden, the home of the Tyrell’s. Out of all the whiskies in this series, this highlands whisky is the only one that is bottled at cask strength with an abv of 51.2%.
Nose: Tropical fruits, mango and papaya
Palate: It’s creamy with notes of vanilla and salt
Finish: Salty, sweet, with a lingering waxiness and floral notes
There was no better way to start tasting this series than with this Clynelish. Right off the bat you can tell that it is cask strength. The minute you take that first sip you get hit with the strength of this whisky very much like the house it represents. There is complexity and balance.
I’ve heard people say that they don’t like cask strength because of how strong it comes across, what I found unique about this whisky is that although it starts of strong, it mellows down to creamy notes of sweetness. This whisky is so surprisingly good, that if it weren’t limited edition, I would continually purchase over and over again. It truly deliver both on taste and quality.
I was very impressed, and I absolutely enjoyed this whisky. It was delicious!
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.