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Clynelish 1997 Arc

Overall rating
88.40/100
votes
52
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
29.10.1997
Bottled
07.11.2017
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
12355
Number of bottles
80
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
the Gathering 2017
Market
nl Netherlands
Added on
08 Nov 2017 1:50 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 135,00

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91
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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 Arc

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.40 points

  1. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Very good example of the classic Clynelish features from the mid-90s. Lovely waxiness combined with wonderful tropical fruits
    • Nose
      Opens with beautiful fruity and waxy smells. We are in familiar Clynelish territory. Sandy beaches, fresh slightly unripe yellow fruits (peaches, oranges) and sunflower oil. There is a hint of cleaning spirit, but that is swiftly taken over by more fruits, now reaching tropical spheres. Mango and pineapple are accompanied by paraffin, tiger balm and sunflowers.
    • Taste
      My mouth is filled with loads of candle wax (well, that’s does not seem as tasty as it actually is). What I did not expect is the hint of smoke on the palate. Distant bonfires, which are quickly accompanied by mud, branches and salt. Then come the fruits. Lots of orange and mango juice are joining to add some more layers of complexity. They also join into the aftertaste together with the leafy, muddy side.
    • Finish
      More from the above.

  2. Falnor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice dram, all good, like you expect from an aged Clynelish. However nothing special or outstanding notes.
    • Nose
      Nice layers of sweet honey, some fruits like apricot.
    • Taste
      Creamy full bodied dram, cake, citrus fruit
    • Finish
      Lingering on in vanilla, honey and a little ginger

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted it at the 2nd Whiskybase Gathering in Rotterdam, November 2017.

    Solid Clynelish, nice citrus and a small waxy bite,
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The final is less to my taste but the general profile is super nice.
    • Nose
      Very fruity. Apricot syrup, sweet pear juice Very greedy and integrated. Almond very light.
    • Taste
      On the palate the fruity is always very present. Gourmand, coated with wax. We have a classic Clynelish profile but older, wise and framed. It's very pleasant.
    • Finish
      Finale hair astreingante on the green wood. Pineapple bark. Wax and lemon. Thyme

  5. karloff scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    This was a sample courtesy of WB team.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. karloff scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    A nice solid malt but nothing to shout about.
    • Nose
      The sweet smell of honey, corn flake cereal, porridge oats, pineapple maybe and soda.
    • Taste
      Canned fruit, nougat, quite creamy texture to it, very smooth as it is. This is straight down the line malt. You could almost say it is sitting on the fence.
    • Finish
      A medium finish with white grape on the death.

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

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

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Very pleasant, but still pretty punchy - probably a bit water helps
    • Nose
      Green fruits, bees wax, camphor, eucalyptus, little citric too
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, fried sugar bananas, hints of vanilla, also a little peach, cream, good sweetness
    • Finish
      Long and burning, mild exotic fruits

  9. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Typical Clynelish waxiness. A bit of spice. Vanilla. Coconuts. Balanced. Good, but a bit boring. 

  10. hans1971 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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