Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Dark and dangerously good
Stated Age
21 years old
1st Fill Ex-Pedro Ximenez Butt
Number of bottles
56.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 Nov 2017 1:57 pm by lrb85
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 247.93

5 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1995 SMWS 26.119

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.32 points

  1. Helgo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Why do you finish a 20yo Clynelish from the Oloros barrel for another year in a PX barrel? There's not much left over from Clynelish. No waxiness and I'm a bit too bitter and heavy.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Looks a bit woody overloaded and amazingly young.
    The finish is a bit on.
    And there's nothing left to taste of the little Lieschen.

  3. TheNose scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    My first soapy Clynelish....and hopefully my last.
    Not much left of the Clynelish character unfortunately. Unpleasant bitterness in the finish. Disappointing.

  4. FernetBranco scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Issue Price: 125 GBP https://www.smws.com/dark-and-dangerously-good Powerful whisky with a dominant oak wood note. Dry on the palate, slightly waxy and flowery-soapy ...
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Tauti scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I just asked the society about the age statement:

    [...] Thanks for bringing this up. I’ve just checked all our background and it was bottled in 1995, so 21 years is the actual age. The information online and in the booklet is correct. However, I noticed the image on the website does have a digital mock up of the bottle with ’18 years old’ marked on it as you said. I just rang up our bar upstairs and asked them to check a physical bottle; their physical bottle’s label says 21 years on it, not 18.

    This therefore assures me the image has merely been produced incorrectly online and I’m sending this over to the digital team to hopefully fix.

  6. Duffy did not rate this whisky Expert Senior


    We gently became acquainted with the dram in hand as we savoured walnut oil, pistachio nuts, new leather and fruit and nut chocolate. After a waxy suggestion like scented candles things began to get dark and dangerous with figs, dates, treacle and black forest gateau that had an overly enthusiastic helping of black cherries and dark chocolate. Then turning spicy with cinnamon swirls and spiced orange before delicious rum and raison ice cream, salted caramel and melted butter to finish. After being matured for 20 years in an Oloroso butt it was transferred to a 1st Pedro Ximinez butt for the remainder of its maturation.


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