Clynelish 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ainslie & Heilbron
Stated Age
12 years old
56.9 % Vol.
750 ml
White label
Bottled for
Edward & Edward
Added on
27 Aug 2009 11:02 am
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1996.50

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27 × member ratings

10 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 12-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.57 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    A bit rounder than the 69, chalky mineral, waxy a hint of petrol (Riesling style), then some great fruitiness, orange, lemons. Extremely powerful, amazing

  2. lucero scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    No doubt, this is a great one - every time I taste this one I find more new aromas - Fantastic!
    • Nose
      96 96
      Fresh, rich, fruity, pear, honeydew, tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, citrusy, green apples, some minerals, hints of tobacco, whiffs of smoke, and much more - really complex - superb!
    • Taste
      96 96
      Punchy, powerful, but very oily, thick and smooth, immediately some smoky, peaty notes and also little bit leathery, also citrus fruits, lemony, waxy, subtle sweetness - there is really a lot in there - excellent!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long and burning, mellow, zesty

  4. WhiskyJug did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    12 yo (56.9%, OB for Edward &
    Edward, white label, rotation 1971)

    Colour: straw. Nose: this one is a
    tad less expressive, less sharp and
    a little less mineral. It develops
    rather on vanilla crème, orange
    juice and apple pie, but all the markers
    are well here (huge waxiness, stones,
    oil). Maybe smokier as well, with
    quite some marzipan, propolis, apricot
    juice… A slightly rounder version.
    Mouth: similar to the 1971 of course
    but a little more powerful (maybe
    it’s the bottle) and even waxier
    this time, also more on crystallized
    kumquats and citrons, with hints of
    cardamom. Maybe a tad less complex
    but not lesss good. And an even longer
    finish. In short, this one is bolder
    but a tad less complex. 93



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