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Clynelish 12-year-old

Overall rating
89.25/100
votes
4
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ainslie & Heilbron
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
70 (proof)
Size
757 ml
Label
Red-orange label, 26.2/3 fl oz
Added on
28 Aug 2009 4:01 pm

Average value

€ 4500.00

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4 × member ratings

2 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 12-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.25 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/10106/clynelish-12-year-old

    Colin tells us G&M bought and brought all the old stock of Clynelish to the world in the 1970’s, and this is that style.

    N: Sulphury eggy bread, some olive brine, ginger cake,…
    T: Is my palate shot or what? Who scheduled this tasting at the END of the day?! Bitter heather, metallic, dry and a little nutty. Though more succulent with water, it remains resinous but in an old yet rejuvenating kind-of way.
    F: ,…into coppery < raisins, caramac and some toffee, finishing a touch butyric & bitter.
    C: Underwhelming in context.

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very metallic, engine oil, a dirty example of the Brora, very similar to a White Horse in the 40/50s. Dried apricots, very peaty.
    • Taste
      Big, inky, huge peat, seaweeds, soy sauce, Nutella, walnut liqueur, old leather, engine oil.
    • Finish
      Long, walnut liqueur, very metallic, very sweet barley.

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