Master of Malt Darkness! Clynelish 16 year old Oloroso Cask Finish, 54.9%

Price: $126 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Darkness! is a range of cask strength single malts which have been finished for 3 months in 50-liter first-fill oloroso or Pedro Ximénez casks. Waxy on the nose, with dates, prunes, cherries, cocoa powder, window polish, and finally vanilla. Warm and spicy on the palate, with sweet sherry, hot chocolate, intense tropical fruit notes, and cloves. The fruit becomes more citric in the finish; nutty, with clove oil.£75