Whiskybase
Overall rating
88.28/100
votes
74
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
Added on
08 Nov 2017 1:55 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 135,00

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74 × member ratings

70 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 Arc

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.28 points

  1. Mark-E scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  2. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sprightly and untamed on the nose without water, even a touch harsh. A few drops of water, however, transformed things completely, revealing a classic, well-aged Clynelish. Plenty of creamy honey and fruit (orchard and even a hint of some sweeter tropical notes) mingle alongside old leather, paraffin wax, tobacco (pipe) smoke, and some dunnage warehouse notes (metal and wood). Lovely stuff! Peppery and waxy on the palate, with less of the fruits coming through than I had hoped for. Slightly astringent finish.

  3. kot1803 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Orange, vanilla, honey, smoke, peach, apple and a little tobacco.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Beeswax, smoke, orange, chocolate, apricot and tobacco.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Apricot, apple, wax, caramel, chocolate and smoke.

  6. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.

  7. Falnor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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

  9. 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

  10. karloff scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

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

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