Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
21 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
54.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange Exclusive
Added on
06 Oct 2017 8:05 pm by Candide
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 159.90

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82 × member ratings

100 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1995 SV

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

  1. 88plus Bus scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Very beautiful sherry color, very nice oily swivel movements with quite a few thin tears that sink back to the whisky on the inner wall of the glass at medium speed. Actually makes you want to pour the good droplet into your mouth. But first he wants to pamper his nose extensively:

    Of the Clynelish's, which I had so far in the glass, this makes here its origin with the typical waxy smell the most honor. At the very beginning fruity scents dominate. After a few minutes of ventilation, however, the smell of freshly waxed shoes flows through the nose very clearly, a good while later comes some freshly printed magazine, then again appear fresh red fruit - most likely cherry and blackcurrant; The delicious potpourri of long-drawn rum-pot fruits is now in for strong, followed by warm malty notes. After a while, you can finally recognize fresh floral scents. Then finally he can wander on the tongue:

    Odd that all the dark reds are now turning into bright fruits. Since I like them but in principle, it wonders me, but when it comes to enjoyment no reduction. Peach, apple and pear come to my mind. Only then, when the fruitiness can be faded out a little, the beautiful waxiness is back. Now only without the new leather shoes, but temporarily reminiscent of warm flickering beeswax candles. The already very comfortable mood gets on it by an extra fad on it. Likewise, some cappuccino and light chocolate provide a sense of well-being. Gradually, some malt (which, with its light sweetness that it had shown in the nose, can not defy the rather dry overall impression on the palate) and very pleasant oak tones with only a little bit of bitter berry, round off the delicious taste experience and thus guide the finish on:

    Here, however, is the only downside for me to notice this great Malts. Unfortunately, the aromas, which just brought the nasal and oral mucous membranes into rapture, farewell far too quickly and can, except for some oak and the delicate bitter note, here no more points to collect for this whisky. At best, and with good will medium, more time is the reverberation unfortunately not granted.

    But the last point can not take the Clynelish his great performance, at most a half evil base point -> 92 points he gets from me for his strong and brennereitypische variety of flavors.

    Addendum: The Clynelish water does not necessarily need water to develop in the nose and on the palate. But a few drops make almost all impressions clearer and stronger.

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    SV for Asia
    • Nose
      the candle that melts

      caramel, orange zest
      the leather of the lustrous armchair, the more maderized fruits that arrive, the mold, a few baked and dried grapes
      the wood as strong, intense
    • Taste
      waxy softness!
      cooked fruit too, cooked orange zest,
      weeds that are a little too moldy, wet and dry in the sun
      back a little bourbonneux with caramel, vanilla and roasted coffee
    • Finish
      spices, oranges, dark chocolate, wood, roasted malt for a long finish, but also monolithic

  3. mr.p9 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Jackson05 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: freshly waxed leather chair. Like going into a handmade furniture shop sitting in a new chair. Awesome. Moist pipe tobacco, oranges of all kinds, shortbread. 

    Palate: waxy, leather, tobacco, milk chocolate

    Finish: light spice, chocolate oranges, plums, faint wax, birthday cake. 

    Thoughts: damn. That’s what I’m talking about. I normally prefer bourbon matured clynelish to bring out the wax and melons, but when it’s good, it’s good.  

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. abistodenas31 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Elegance ... A little vegetal nose, discreet sherry, aromatic evolving between gentian, bitter cocoa, a honey note and a frame of red fruits with an increasingly present strawberry. Fresh and balanced on the palate, evolving towards a more supple finish with a note of sugar cane which weighs down the whole a little. Impressed by the nose and the attack, a little less on the finish. A very nice sample. 90.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. penumbra scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Honest sherry bucket + honest kitten.
    • Nose
      Dark fruits such as grapes and plums, dried fruits, preserved fruits, tanned leather, slightly sweet and sour, red dates, orange peel, milk, spicy, tobacco, beeswax.
    • Taste
      Orange chocolate, spices, dried fruit.
    • Finish
      Medium length, tobacco, alkali, dried fruit.

  7. mer1973 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. AgentMunky scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
      7.5 // 7.5

      As expected, waxen and fruity, but with a strongly astringent undertone.
    • Taste
      90 90
      9 // 9

      Delightful and vibrant Clynelish, bursting with flavor and fruit. Stern, chewy mouthfeel. // Even heavier with water.
    • Finish
      75 75
      7 // 7.5

  9. Joschbert scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very complex. It's worthwhile experimenting with water. Sweet and tart notes dominate.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Significant sulfur, penetrate through the dark dried fruit like plums. Then sweet sherry and cherries become perceptible.
    • Taste
      89 89
      On the palate immediately flash Clynelish typical waxy notes. Grape skins. Then sweet and sour berry and fruit notes alternate with soft chocolate. Fills the whole mouth.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Caramel and tender bitter oak. Cinnamon and stone fruit. Medium.

  10. Julia E S scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior


    First, a wonderful waxiness that I love so Clynelish, plus many fruits, juicy dark cherries, raspberries, plums and then a juicy pears. Everything is very harmonious. The oak stays on the bright side for a sherry ripening. The whisky fluctuates between dark and milk chocolate, with added leather and musty notes, old books. Over time, the latter notes become stronger.

    Taste / disposal

    Beautifully waxy in the mouth, spicy wood and then it gets fruity and everything comes back, which was already in the nose. The flavors come here in waves. The oak is felt the most when you start and then combines great with the other flavors. The aromas then stay in the mouth for a while and change constantly. A very ingenious whisky.


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