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Overall rating
87.30/100
votes
57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
casQueteers (cQs)
Bottling serie
Trilogy
Vintage
29.10.1997
Bottled
07.11.2017
Stated Age
20 years old
Calculated age
20 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
12355
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Nov 2017 12:38 pm by Hvdree
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 160.00

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 cQs

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.30 points

  1. Peet scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is the same botteling as :

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/103294/clynelish-1997-arc

  2. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Least favorite of the trilogy, the pepper dominates, a delicious whisky nonetheless!
    • Nose
      Vanilla, apple, apricot, open
    • Taste
      Smoky edge, peppery, crusty, vanilla, pepper has the upper hand. Fruity flavors are suppressed: apple, apricot

  3. markkuyper scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Falnor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. M134481 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Why do I love Clynelish so much?

    The elegant sweet tones in the smell or taste ... The tasty finishes .. Insane ...
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sugar, sweet popcorn, rose petals, red fruit, caramelized apple and green apple.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet popcorn, caramelized apple, green apple, wood, vanilla, red fruit, stroopwafel
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sweet fruit, sweet popcorn, rose petals, unfortunately the taste has disappeared a little too quickly.

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The taste/body is the best part of this whisky, better than the nose. Very enjoyable dram.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet, honey, vanilla. Some fruits as well, peach. Alcohol pretty prominent. Floral too, later on some caramel.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet and strong, full-bodied. Honey. Pungent. Vanilla, peach. Oily structure.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still strong, pungent, pepper. A little smoke comes in now, still sweet too, vanilla and honey. Pretty long finish, some wood.

  9. 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
      88 88
      Opens with an abundance of oils and tropical fruits. We have here pineapples, oranges and mango. This noses like a good bourbon cask maturation that has left enough room for the distillate to shine. More fruits arise with lychees, lemon and lime. The whole remains rather fresh and is very fruity. Although, a spicy side threads through the fruits, reminiscent of red pepper, and there is a faint hint of cigar ashes.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Starts off quite feisty, before the oils make their appearance. Refreshing fruits (lemon) and a pinch of salt complete the whole. Also here, I do detect a hint of smoke hidden in the back. The development is rather dry, and brings dashes of beach sand, drying rocks battered by the sea and the expected paraffin.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Liquorice and floral notes that hint at a woman’s perfume

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Baked apple, vanilla, honey, peach, caramel and a floral touch.
    • Taste
      88 88
      More waxy. Tobacco, peach, vanilla, flowers and a whiff of smoke. The magic is gone when adding water, it turns really dry.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Honey, almond, apple peel, chestnut and smoke.

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