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Chieftain's Single Malt Scotch Aged 21 years

While many single malts are blends of different types of barrels, some are known to be more sherried than others. Macallan for example is widely enjoyed for its Oloroso sherry character, while something like Ardbeg is decidedly less rich. That being said, it's not that Ardbeg doesn't use sherry-aged whisky in its single malt, it's just that there are far fewer barrels in their recipe. Clynelish, perhaps the most respected single malt in the world by whisky insiders, is a whisky renowned for its light, fruity, Highland character. However, what would happen if one of the few sherry-aged Clynelish barrels were isolated from the recipe and bottled as a single cask selection? The answer is here at K&L. An absolutely stellar, 21 year old sherry cask of Clynelish was sitting right next to our Brora cask at the Chieftain's warehouse so we pulled the trigger. The heather now mingles with raisined fruit, the citrus fruit now turns candied, the wax turns into dripping oil. The complexity of this whisky is simply astounding and collectors everywhere should rejoice at the price--a single cask of this quality from Clynelish at full proof should easily retail for $250 or more. Clynelish is easily on my short list for top five distilleries, and this is one of the best and most unique offerings from them that I've tasted. Grab this one while it lasts.

Chieftain's Single Malt Scotch Aged 21 years


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Additional Info

Size 750 ml
ABV - Alcohol by Volume 55.8%


Superior ScotchReview by Slum Dog
This was surprisingly good, the description above tells part of why, but the reputation of this distiller also speaks for itself. (Posted on 9/30/2015)

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