a distance shot of Clynelish Distillery

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Learn about Clynelish whisky, named for an anglicised version of the Gaelic for green pasture, and distilled on the Scottish coast.

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Clynelish distillery

Clynelish is an anglicised version of the Gaelic for green pasture and, though it’s a coastal whisky, this is fitting for a Scotch with sweet floral fragrances and verdant flavour notes. Distilled on the north coast of Scotland, it is said that Clynelish whisky is closer to an Island style than other mainland malts and makes the perfect aperitif.

The original Clynelish distillery was built by the Marquess of Stafford in 1819 to provide a market for the barley grown by his tenants.

However, in 1968 this distillery closed and the production of Clynelish was moved to a more modern distillery across the road where today it still crafts this maritime whisky.

Interesting facts

Interesting facts Clynelish


Clynelish 14 Year Old has sweet floral fragrances and maritime flavours, with a light, waxy body and a dry, salty finish.

Perfect Serve

Clynelish works best served in a traditional whisky glass, neat or with a little water.