Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Local Dealer Selection
Stated Age
21 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
53.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Dec 2017 3:08 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 239,00

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162 × member ratings

227 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 SV

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.59 points

  1. Othorion scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I like it really well!
    • Nose
      Mirabelles, raisins, oranges, fruity-sweet, where is the alcohol? Spring blossom honey, leather, furniture polish, nutmeg, delicate notes of menthol, vanilla, herbs, warm apple pie, decent mature forest soil, with citrus fruits and lemon sorbet.
    • Taste
      Spicy, nutmeg, black pepper, tart orange marmalade, dark chocolate, leather, more red fruit than the nose suggests, wild berries, salty, roasted walnuts, ginger sweets, honey, waxy-oily mouthfeel, great and well balanced, an interplay between tart and sweet notes, between nut and fruit! Class!
    • Finish
      Long and pleasant warming! Leather, dark chocolate, walnuts and coffee again. Add ginger and black pepper. The roasted, salty walnuts last the longest.

  2. Nosingbär scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    93/100. A toppaint that reliably pervades its sweet, fruity pampering program from the nose to the long finish and whets up the experience with honey and barrel flavor. Provided by 1.5 teaspoons of water on 2cl Clynelish.
    • Nose
      without water : very sweet, very fruity. A mix of red berries, blood oranges, plum jam, candied cherries and caramel. with water : the fruits become tingling acidic, the Malt is on the move. When he sits down, a complex, sweet, flowery fruit reigns. Blood oranges, melons, fruity flower nectar ... in the background dark chocolate. Sweet caramel is now allowed to move forward again. It takes a long, deep breath to bump into the back of the barrel wall, where you can find liquorice, overripe dark fruits, sweet honey, malt and more of the dark chocolate. Some cinnamon, pepper.
    • Taste
      without water : sour, red berries, oranges, sour, red forest berries such as sloes and dirndls, caramel, slightly flowery. Cherries! with water : sour, sweet, thick start. Then mint rises in the nose, cherries. A mix of red berries, with unique blackberries, stand out from the background. The oranges from the nose I do not think makes nothing. Cassis, honey. A mouthfeel like hot fruit nectar, nice voluminous, but not yet syrup.
    • Finish
      Cherries, minty, fruity-sour-spicy blackberries, here again blood oranges. On fading fruity flowery and still blood orange.

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose - awesome - a Glendronach revival with extra orange, mountains honey and Wick colds balm - on the palate, he can not hold the level for me To be honest, I do not like the design at all - it does not fit the price range - then rather yellowed paper
    • Nose
      warmed it brings an extremely honey sweet, oily nose, dried dates, dried cherries, raisins and figs with a little orange and citrus, mint, methol, eucalyptus, blooming thyme, rosemary, bright freshly split oak wood and a hint of wax - especially the fruit and Herbal notes are on the move - they wave up and down and alternate in dominance
    • Taste
      On the palate, slightly alcoholic on the tongue, oak with mint, some salt, mineral, in the background the spicy sweet dried fruit from the nose, warms and cools and the salty sweetness is very mouthwash - it adds a subtle bitterness that gives nice volume - however I'm missing something here - behind the superficial taste I lack depth, probably. Also covers the salt note a bit
    • Finish
      warm, fruity, slightly dry, minimal waxing comes out here, leather, a lot of light oak - pepper, tingling with a delicate sweet-sour note - menthol remains eternally on the tongue

  4. didi1893 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Hallelujah, what a complex and multi-layered drop. The nose is really impressive, I could smell it for hours! In terms of taste, this malt impresses with its interplay of sweet and tart components. Powerful yet creamy and harmoniously balanced with a pleasant basic sharpness, this malt is really fun. Great part, I like it very much! Why did not I buy another bottle of it back then?

    24/23/23/23 (93P)
    • Nose
      Amber shines mysteriously in the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall syrupy drops lash their long paths back into the glass. Just this sight makes my heart beat faster. The first impression captivates with a fine and very fragrant leather note in combination with dark orange and juicy raisins. Velvety and creamy, caramel and forest honey are added, a touch of ripe peach and vanilla rises. Appearances of sour cherries, citrus fruits and fresh peppermint penetrate through the fine leather note, the nose becomes fruity, sweeter and at the same time fresher and clearer. The leather is intensified again, dates and sweet Vollmichschokolade come out discreetly. My salivation is extremely stimulated at the moment, I suddenly feel a great desire for the first sip ...
    • Taste
      Spicy and powerful, the first sip flows over the tongue. Sour cherries and dark caramel mix with spicy wood tones, from the throat creeps a slightly tickling sharpness over the tongue until it finally arrived at the tip of the tongue. Old and dry leather mixes with dried tobacco leaves, tart wood elements rest powerfully on the tongue. A pinch of freshly brewed espresso and dark dark chocolate emit their intense and tart fragrance. Dark walnuts and wet leaves rest at the back of the palate, a slightly mellow freshness passes through the mouth. The second sip is initially very tart and spicy, black pepper creeps over the tongue again and eventually spreads in the entire palate and between the lips. Dark caramel and sour cherries play together, dried raisins and berries give the taste a slight sweetness.
    • Finish
      Warming and with an incredible complexity and volume, the taste goes into the reverberation. Tobacco, leather, walnuts, tart wood tones, dark chocolate and light coffee scent exude their slightly bitter aroma for a very long time, with this fresh peppermint note in the background again. Creamy, my saliva is stimulated again, hopefully this finish never ends!

  5. token scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    this is my personal favorite of the local dealer series. has a lot of character with and without water a pleasure. chocolate, cocoa, caffee everything in it. urgent purchase recommendation. I've tried much more expensive ones that were a lot worse.

  6. Lorion scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great. Sweet and intense. I am really excited. Both with and without water. 90 points.
    • Nose
      Fruit basket. Apple, apricot and orange. Immediately there is an aromatic oak freight. Fruit and wood are immensely full, intense and absolutely equal. Honey brings a great sweetness. The nose is vinous and supple. Nothing stings, nothing is penetrating. The wort of the oak slowly takes the lead. Rosemary is there. Water : The oak goes back a bit and fruits become more intense, more mature and sweeter.
    • Taste
      Very sweet and fruity. The oak leaves a few seconds coming. Then she spices up. Baked apple is in the mouth and the oak makes for a pleasant tingle. In Nachschmecken pipe tobacco comes to light. Water : sweeter, creamier. Forest Honey, after a few seconds, the oak comes through discreetly.
    • Finish
      Medium long and spicy with honey and apple.

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Soft, round, full. Nut butter, dried apricots, orange marmalade. Vanilla ice cream with maple syrup and walnuts. Yellow plums, raspberries. Wild mint, damp forest soil, moss, wet leaves and rotten wood. Leather, old library. Lakeside, reeds, salty lemons.
    • Taste
      Oily. Forest honey, caramel syrup, liquid candle wax, some pepper. Raspberries, peach, nougat cream. Leather, tobacco leaves, espresso, oak spice. Dry.

  8. Totoro scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Sour sherry influence, cedar wood, marzipan, sweet juice oranges, hints of Em-Eukal cough drops (the herb / cherry combo). The sherry still dominates at first and covers the age aromas, which increase with time. Then it gets leatherier and a bit musty-dusty, like an old loft and / or wine cellar. From the basic character sweet and sour with decent wood component. Very, very good, but for my taste the wood could be a little less fresh and the seasoning sherry a little less present.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Deep, dark-fruity, sweet and herbaceous, like dark honey. Like on the palate much better than in the nose. What was uncouth and a little too much there is above all one thing: intense. Great material that you do not have to analyze dead. A kind of alpha allardice: equally heavy Oloroso clap, but more age, more spice, more herbal, and more sweetness. Plus this mineral salinity that I love about Clynelish so much. Also makes a nice development on the palate, from sweet to sour to spicy. Very satisfying, as the Englishman would say. He does not get bored that fast.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The return of Em-Eukal! Menthol, herbs and cherry. Neat long, but also here I think the wood is a little too crisp-fresh / spicy and would have wished me a barrel, which may have been a little more rounded. But that is whining on a high level.

  9. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Clynelish 1996/2018 53.4% Signatory Vintage (1st Anniversary of Fassstark.de) WID: 121497 Vs. Clynelish 1996/2017 55.3% Signatory Vintage Local Dealer Selection WID: 105060 Vs. Clynelish 1995/2018 54.2% Signatory Vintage Tara & Brühler WID 121919 Vs. Clynelish 1996/2017 46% Signatory Vintage WID 105099

    The beginning makes the color clearly the brightest in the bunch. In the "normal" SV, the sherry holds back significantly. The nose is quite fresh and has many herbs and grassy notes. In the mouth then quite creamy and the sherry comes through now more. In addition, discreetly the typical wax notes.

    The forum bottling works in comparison to the local dealer. Somewhat gruff and dirty. The Local Dealer looks a bit more mature, voluminous and set. Blind I would probably have given the Local Dealer a few years more than the forum bottling.

    The Tara & Brühler is the most woody and has many mineral notes. The fruits are also a bit sour.

    Overall, I like the Local Dealer bottling the best because it looks the most elegant. A really delicious malt. The forum filling is something "wilder". I like that too. In a slightly different way. Tara & Brühler did not really convince me. God knows not a bad malt. Compared to the other two, he can not compete for me. The has similar notes as the "normal" SV only just more sherry, wood and maturity.

  10. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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


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