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Clynelish 14-year-old

Overall rating
86.21/100
votes
30
Whiskybase ID
WB104755
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Coastal Highland Single Malt
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
14 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
'Clynelish 14' in red
Bottle code
L6251CM000
Added on
09 Dec 2017 9:03 pm by HW74
Colored

Average value

€ 51.54

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 14-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.21 points

  1. lucero scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  2. praisethepasta scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Clynelish is a regular in my cabinet, as it's usually a lovely, good value sipper. Although I really liked this on as well, I've had better versions of their core expression. Especially the signature waxy-note was a bit subdued at first and it took about half an hour to start shining through.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Very fruity: melon, citrus (lime and oranges), apricot,... Also quite a lot of grainy notes, some vanilla, a faint wax note, a soft touch of white pepper and a little saltiness. All the way in the back I picked up a very light and faint woody bitterness. After adding a drop of water, the wood became more obvious.
    • Taste
      82 82
      A very nice and creamy moutfeel on the arrival. Then some more from the nose with the citrus notes, the wax being very faint and shy at first, but half an hour (!) in and it takes over and something earthy, peaty I didn't quite get on the nose. With water again the wood and wax notes becoming more apparent.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Not very long, not to say a bit on the short side, woody and dry, with an earthy note as well. With the added water it became less short, as the wax lingered on a bit longer.

  3. Simo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Defeatless scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Classic Clynelish. A little sweet, a little sherry influenced, and a bit waxy. A teaspoon of water makes the waxy character more clear.

    Taste:
    Sweet and waxy again. A little more on the sherried side this one is. A teaspoon of water makes it more balanced with a little extra tropical fruit.

    Body:
    Medium. I think it is chill-filtered, which is a shame

    Finish:
    medium length. Here are more bourbon influences to be found. So more vanilla and toffee.

    Price:
    This remains a rather good and decent priced Clynelish. There are a lot of more expensive and less quality OB's out there.

    Presentation:
    Well it is quite classic and balanced.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

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