Clynelish 24 Years Old 1996 Bourbon Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml
SKU code: 13043
This is a 24 year old release from the Clynelish distillery. Distilled in 1996, matured in a bourbon cask and bottled at 54.6% Abv, it comes from the German indepenent bottler Sansibar.
A distillery heralded by the most enthusiastic collectors, Clynelish is a location rich with history and an integral component of Diageo’s most successful brands. Producing 4.7 million litres of whisky each year, more than 95% of that is dedicated to the Johnnie Walker blend. Established in 1819, the distillery changed hands a number of times before landing with DCL, (now Diageo), in 1912. Clynelish was mothballed from 1931 all the way until 1960 when production resumed. In 1967 a 2nd distillery, also named Clynelish, was built next-door. Shortly after, the original distillery was mothballed for 2 years and then reopened in 1969 as the Brora distillery, producing peated whisky to meet Diageo’s demands for peated whisky. Only ever seen as a single malt in the form of a 14 year old release, Clynelish is beloved by enthusiasts across the world for it’s waxy, fruity and malty texture. As Diageo utilises so much of its output in blends, well aged Clynelish is in short supply and usually presented through independent bottlers.
Founded in Germany by renowned whisky collector Jens Drewitz, Sansibar Whisky has been supplying the Sansibar restaurant with many fine casks of both whisky and rum for years. Located on the Sylt island just between Germany and Denmark, the restaurant has become a hot retreat for those looking to experience the very best in food, wine and spirits. Jens hand picks almost every cask selected, often directly at the distilleries themselves, before bottling them under the Sansibar brand. Often collaborating with bottlers/importers across the globe, Drewitz has picked some of the worlds finest single casks of whisky and some of the rarest rums money can buy. Sansibar also acts as the importer and distributor of other bottling labels to Germany such as North star and Hidden Spirits.
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