Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
for Mainardi - Yellow Label w. red Letters, Brown Tall Bottle
Stated Age
24 years old
Sherry Wood
46.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
26 Aug 2009 5:30 pm

Average value

€ 345.00

19 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1965 CA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.19 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Old and Rare 2020. Tofee dried fruits, sweet spices, zesty and herbal, some wax, excellent.

  2. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    N: we do not know if for many years in the bottle, but it is a whisky of a 'silky delicacy' really incredible: do not mistake delicacy for little personality, all the aromas are intense, is the overall feeling to be soft soft. There are wax notes (new candles, a just discarded parcel) and paraffin; next to this, some wonderful citrus, almost mineral notes (grapefruit peel, lemon). Wet wool? A tip of anise? Below, a welcoming blanket of sweet aromas, including strawberry jam, cream, vanilla, a vague hint of yellow fruit. Although not smoked, we are struck by a suggestion of an extinguished fireplace, but off for so long ... Eh? He knows exactly about 'old wardrobes', and the more he is in the glass, the more he seems to veer towards farmy, humid, truly panicky notes. P: the excursus is: a first, very intense impact, of citrus blazes and then, as it evolves at the end, a majestic blow with sweet malt and a sense of 'old ash'. However, it is resounding. It contains almost unpublished sensations: even on the palate there is a sense of wet wool, with citrus and vanilla tips. Ah, if we had a whole bottle we would be dissecting it endlessly: it's the overall feeling to be amazing, with a really multi-faceted and really enchanting harmonic compactness. A little strawberry jam, again. F: Replies to infinity the notes of the palate, including wax, ashes, macerated paper, strawberries, paraffin, fresh butter ... Of an incredible complexity, much more than it emerges from our tasting notes, this Clynelish amazes us and seduces us for the harmony with which the different spirits of the distillery emerge all together, all strongly, but all enclosed in the same veil of dignified charm: that sense, very malty, of old books, of damp cellar, almost of stable, encloses in an impeccable balance fruity notes and edges of ash, smoothing the corners but intensifying a fair personality. http://whiskyfacile.com/2013/12/27/clynelish-24-yo-19651989-cadenhead-for-sestantemainardi-46-75cl/

  3. barryfox915 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Old gold-amber.
    Nose: Very mineral, slightly fruity, quite bitter, farmy,
    smoky, and quite austere. Diluted, it becomes farmier.
    Taste: Dry, very spicy, rather bitter, mineral, with some
    pollen and honey, on mustard, curry and smoke. With time, it becomes more on
    bitter orange and tangerine. The finish is medium to long, dry, bitter, on
    gentian, old smoke, with some sawdust and bitter orange marmalade.
    General Impression: A Clynelish bitter, mineral and austere,
    with some orange marmalade aromas. A quite extreme whisky, maybe difficult, that
    some might enjoy less than I did.




  4. Dede scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A not immediately welcoming Clynelish that takes a long time to reveal its full potential. But once airy, it's bomb!
    • Nose
      First with austerity and mineral, it opens with delicate notes of dry sherry and a very light peat. Dried fruit in quantity, raisins macerated in alcohol, as well as more organic perfumes of black mushroom. Becomes very beautiful after a long aeration, with touches of fudge (caramel butter and cocoa milk) and very fleetingly iodine.
    • Taste
      Very soft and oily, we do not smell alcohol at all. Sweet, on plum jam and dry sherry, with a hint of salt and sweet spices. The different flavors are particularly well melted between them (OBE?).
    • Finish
      Complex, it is of medium length and very pleasant, on sweet-bitter flavors.


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