G + M Clynelish 2000 | 46.0% | Highland
, Scotland founded: 1872 | active
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Meet #92 | 27/01/18 | Hosted by Shelley
Fourteen people piled into a small lounge and drink 4 bottles of whisky between them. The result? A mixed bunch of reviews!
Do spiders smell of anything? If they do, then this was it - or perhaps, it was meant as a certain pricklyness on the nose… we may never know. There was also herby foam sweets, bacon dust and Pink Lady apples - later made into apple sauce. It was deemed to be delicate as well as resembling a dewy morning. Dessicated coconut became a Bounty bar, whilst minty oranges and Nordic spice mixed to flavour a spiced rum. Also, dates.
Lime cordial, red grape juice and the syrup in glace cherries starts us off with a fruity vibe, souring towards lemons. Then Zimbabwean mint & lamb crisps take us in an unusual direction before we're redirected to herbs and freshly cut grass. Roast pork and yoghurt sounds like a tasty dish, but it's all washed down with evil gingerbread! There's still time to buy some roses, have an Indian takeaway and brush your teeth with the classic... it's toothpaste!
| A classic G&M bottling, and from a very well-liked distillery (4 photos)
A spicy finish (particularly after a big gulp) with hot rose syrup and iron. Spices - black pepper and wasabi without the kick, furthered by Ambrosia custard, butterscotch and blackcurrant.
Seems to have been summed up as Nordic spice again, whatever that is! It's an afternoon / lunchtime dram or a 'conservatory whisky' or one had in a vestibule.
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