Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
XOP - Xtra Old Particular
Stated Age
21 years old
Refill Hogshead
DL 12014
Number of bottles
54.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
09 Feb 2018 5:46 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 401.19

9 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1995 DL

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.58 points

  1. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Very strange bottle. It has long been one of the exceptions where I would say that the first shot was by far the best: as if a man had climbed into a bee hive; propolis itself, beeswax and the like. Other tastings were in the style of "once nothing much, once quite nice".

    However, from about half the bottle, the whisky has finally settled down and it is starting to be a very pleasant affair. Incredibly thick in the mouth and fresh at the same time. I enjoy it, there can be no doubt about it. It is worse with the price versus performance ratio, although in 2018 I paid "just" a little over 200 euros for it in the auction.
    • Nose
      Boiled potatoes (in their skins), marzipan, pear, citrus, yellow mirabelle, freshly cut wood and vanilla sugar.

      After adding water: fruit jelly, dried banana and tangerine.
    • Taste
      White wine (sauvignon), vanilla pudding, honeydew honey with beeswax and royal jelly, lemon peel, peach, white pepper, panna cotta, lemon glaze, unripe yellow mirabelle, fermented alcohol vinegar.

      After adding water, the taste is slightly bitter. Condensed milk, green leaves, fondant, ginger cookies, marzipan and fresh herbal cough candies (Kaiser).
    • Finish
      White wine, chalk, dandelion and kiwi.

      After the addition of water, the finish is bitter-acidic. Grapefruit juice, citrus peel and mint.

  2. Dominic did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasted head to head with WB138435
    • Nose
      Turpentine / solvent, grassy (freshly cut lawn), Granny Smith apple, mint, lemon balm.
    • Taste
      Full attack without palate of the nose. Natrena sugar for sweetness.
    • Finish
      Light syrup, caramel.

  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A fresh aroma. Grain and wood, otherwise almost nothing. Purebred, ripe, slightly spicy.

    Tastier fruity.
    Malt, a touch of lime, honey sweet, vanilla.
    A nice combination.

    Extremely long finish.

    Extremely delicious!

  4. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    DL Tasting Notes

    Delicate on the nose, with hints of honey, fresh barley and american cream soda. The palate shows golden syrup, with lightly toasted malt. A wonderfully sweet, medium-long finish, full of highland heather and gentle spices (CGL)


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