Clynelish 14-year-old Royal Marine Hotel

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
A Fine Old Brora Whisky
Stated Age
14 years old
52.57 % Vol.
757 ml
Not Less Than 92° Proof - 26 2/3 Fluid Ounce
Bottled for
Royal Marine Hotel, Brora
Added on
26 Aug 2009 7:48 pm

Average value

€ 7584.00

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 14-year-old Royal Marine Hotel

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.33 points

  1. Sitin scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Serge say:

    Clynelish 14yo ‘Royal marine Hotel’ (92°proof, OB, late 1960’s) Colour: full gold. Nose: yesssss, it must be Old Clynelish. Peaty like a Laphroaig from the 60’s, starting on old walnuts, metal polish and leather as well as cigar box, it gets then more resinous and mineral at the same time. Notes of gunflints, fir honeydew, unlit Havana cigar, fern… Extremely complex. Then it’s all on orange marmalade, then even more on unlit cigars (amazing), then fully on parsley and lovage, then it’s rather coffee beans, Smyrna raisins and caramel, then, then, then… (censored by the anti-maltoporn brigade)… Mouth: excellent attack, vibrant, nutty, bitter and peaty like no other distillery. A lot of bitter orange peel, smoked tea, bitter caramel, toasted bread… Granted, it’s probably not as magnificent as on the nose and less multidimensional but it’s still very excellent. And still quite malty and almost hot after all these years. OBE is more obvious on the palate than on the nose, that is. Gets cleaner after a little breathing, more definite, more resinous as well. Mastic? Argan oil? Interesting notes of gin-orange, chlorophyll chewing-gum… Dry martini? Okay, this isn’t James Bond so let’s switch to the finish, which is amazingly long for an old bottle, resinous, a little bitter like some German herb liqueurs (no names) and finally curiously meaty (grilled beef). Wow, this one was entertaining, to say the least. The palate was one class below the nose but the whole is truly beautiful whisky. Had a forger made this one up, he’d have been the stupidest forger in the world. 93 points.

  2. corbuso scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A very rare bottle bottled by the Royal Marine Hotel at Brora.
    available as well with a clear glass.http:/www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting12.html#25Aug09

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Nuts polish orange leather still the waxy character from Clynelish, jerez, tobacco, varnish, very complex for sure, might not be to everyone’s liking. The nose might even seem a bit aggressive a bit on sherry brandy whereas the palate is on candied fruitiness. Really interesting dram


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