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Clynelish 1996 ElD

Overall rating
89.29/100
votes
33
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Art of Whisky Distilling
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
251
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L17/8221
Barcode
2000000014777
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange - Whisky Show London 2017
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
02 Oct 2017 2:00 pm by platteau
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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89
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89
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89
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88
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87
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87
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87
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86

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 ElD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.29 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Clynelish score was executed brilliantly, without originality, but in a very impressive volume - and that's what I will remember. Enthusiasm Nose 3/5 Mouth and final 4/5 Whisky n ° 1629
    • Nose
      At first a little closed, he delivers the usual wax, a pastry side, a few apples. A side a little mineral and watery. Nothing more with water ...
    • Taste
      What volume! Well spiced, sweet in texture, it is superbly balanced. With water, it is juicier, more austere also paradoxically, what a presence!
    • Finish
      Very long on malt.

  2. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Wonderfully aromatic, complex and filigree composition. First earthy, salty and then wonderfully waxy. Freshly squeezed grape juice, grape oil, mineral notes, citrus zests and oak. Mature fruitiness over time. With water: sweeter, less focused, very awesome, herbal king, salt, aromatic fruitiness and nuts.
    • Taste
      Wonderfully aromatic, fruity, tart herb tones, salt, citrus zests and extremely complex composition. With water: incredibly aromatic, awesome, tart and fruity with raspberry, nutty and just delicious!
    • Finish
      Very long. Typically waxy, oak citrus, mineral notes and nuts.

  3. Mighty Slipper scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    It's very good. A rather austere profile where the usual fruits give way to herbaceous and bitter notes that, combined with wax and spices, are an end-to-end delight.
    • Nose
      Lemon wax, mineral and chalky notes. One swims in full Clynelish ... The end of glass, well ventilated is more greedy: the marine side affirms associated with sweet spices.
    • Taste
      Beautiful attack, virile but correct: the wax is there, dominated by a plant bitterness very herbaceous, based on unidentified roots but the most beautiful effect. A little lemon before a finish where only the cold candle lives. By taking care of it, the mouth becomes more raised with the appearance of spices, citrus fruits assert themselves, and the bitterness sets back. Everything stays perfectly balanced.
    • Finish
      Long enough on the bitterness and wax that dissipate on a certain dryness, which decreases as the spices rise with aeration.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/11/06/twe-show-2017-day-1/

    N: A good example of a ‘new-skool’ whisky. Becomes more oily with water.
    T: A bit tannic with very light waxy barley.
    F: [no notes]
    C: I know peeps who raved about this. It didn’t quite do it for me in relation to what had gone before, but we did start extremely high.Scores a B[-]

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