Colour: Gold. Plain gold. Move along folks, no other creative adjectives to be seen here.
Nose: Cereal notes, a little like a bowl of Sultana Bran.
Palate: Salty straw flavours, a bit meaty too. Very gentle smoke, not a really peaty smoke though.
Finish: Sweet almost minty flavours, long finish. An even longer gentle warmth.
Comments: Quite a different coastal peaty whisky. If you like Islay malts but don’t like the intense smoke – or if the salty, briny, peaty whiskies are a little intense for you – the Clynelish 14 could be a good gentle bridge from other whiskies to this style.