Clynelish 1983, 35 years old, Cask of Distinction
Single malt scotch whisky distilled in 1983 by the Clynelish Distillery in Brora, Highland. Matured in hogshead and bottled in August 2018 at 35 years old at 52.2% ABV – cask strength for “Dram Good Casks”.
Single Hogshead No. #2566
Bottle 045 of 1444 produced.
Clynelish was founded in 1819 by Marquess of Stafford who later became the 1st Duke of Sutherland.
The Duke and wis wife owned a vast area of land which produced barley, and the distillery would provide another way to utilize the excess of grain.
Over the years the distillery passed from owner to owner, until the distillery expanded around 1896, and was upped to around 580,000 liters.
To attend the increase in demand in 1967 a new distillery side by side the old one. Finally, after a year operation the 2 distilleries, the old one was shut down.
By 1969 facing a drought on the Caol Ila distillery Diageo reopened the old distillery of Clynelish under the name Brora, and started making peated whisky in that area. Brora produced whisky until 1983 and following its closure is one of the most rare and desired whiskies in the world.
Usually up to 95% is use as a component in Johnnie Walker blends.