Clynelish 1992

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Oloroso Sherry Wood
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Cl-Br: 172-4i
Added on
10 Oct 2009 7:45 pm

Average value

€ 189.52

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75 × member ratings

192 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1992

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.67 points

  1. Numwierum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Smell: Light and gentle notes of sherry and oranges, very subtle wax, a little caramel and a finely spicy aroma can be heard in the background.
    Taste: Intense, peppery at the beginning, then the fruit sweetness develops, again light notes of sherry, oranges and grapefruits. Also in the taste a subtle wax aroma, plus a slightly herbal touch.
    Finish: Medium length, the spiciness of the oak picks up speed and a dryness sets in in the mouth.
    Conclusion: A fine drinking whisky, with a pleasant drinking strength, which has its rough edges.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. domani scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A rather simple whisky with a strong spicy component, but by no means uninteresting - 19.05.2017
    • Nose
      Soft and mild sherry tones, fruity, citrus, grapefruit, lychee, nougat, vanilla, spicy, Maggiwürze,
    • Taste
      Spicy-sweet, mild, orange peel, peach, bitter herbs, black pepper, Ovaltine, some dark chocolate and even espresso to the end
    • Finish

  3. Saftkenner scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My raspberry whisky!
    This 17-year-old Distillers Edition is significantly more complex than the 15-year-old version (1997/2012), which I was also able to try.
    The bottle has also changed a lot as the fill level decreased. Since only half of it is in the bottle, an incredibly intense raspberry scent fills your nose from afar. I bought the whisky for € 65 in 2016 and opened it in July 2020. Unfortunately too late, otherwise I would have bought a supply.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very nice and very pleasant nose. Well integrated alcohol - barely noticeable. Raspberry juice, raspberry juice, oak seasoning. Very fruit-intensive and yet pleasantly fresh. Because of this promising nose, you can't wait to take your first sip. But it is also worthwhile to bring your time. With increasing warmth it becomes more and more spicy, the light red fruits fade easily and typical sherry barrel notes, towards cherry, emerge. Also some pepper, cinnamon and orange.
    • Taste
      87 87
      It has a strong and peppery start. The 46% are very good. Orange, cherry, pepper, wax, oak freight. Also nice and oily. Very pleasant tannins. If you like whisky with a red wine barrel finish, you will get your money's worth here. It's really going in that direction.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long finish. I keep strawberry, orange and light raspberry in my mouth. In addition, very pleasant tannins. Really not too bitter.
      Seldom has a bottle gained so much since it was only half full. Within half a year. I will enjoy the rest of the drams very much and fondly remember the bottle.

  4. tw_xbein scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    tasty whisky with nice fruit flavors and a distinctive chilli catch (9.4.2010)
    • Nose
      84 84
      delicate malty, sweet, sherry
    • Taste
      86 86
      full-bodied, tasty, sweet and fruity, sherry aromas, raisins, plums
    • Finish
      84 84
      rather short fruity, with peppery flavor

  5. GadflyDrinker scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    SOOOOOOOO gross. way to grassy for me.
    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      66 66

  6. JoLi68 scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

  7. MaltMatters scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    A nice dram. But don't expect a too intense nose. You have to concentrate after the first sip to the aromas. That's fun!
    • Nose
      81 81
      Before first sip:
      Fruity orange and some honey notes directly with the first aromas. But nothing really to explore.

      After first sip (retronasal):
      More intense. Dried fruits, vanilla, oranges and pineapples.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Oily mouthfeeling. Lovely sweetness out of honey. Strawberry candy and wax.
    • Finish
      84 84
      I love the spice which is coming with the finish! The finish is mid-to-long.

  8. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strawberries, honey, apple, peach, vanilla, caramel, cereal, when it's a bit stale, there are also a few darker fruits, blackberries, and in the background a very light herbal note
    • Taste
      Honey, cereals, apple, lime, grapefruit, strawberries, pepper

  9. oppi scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    17.05.2017: Color: Gold, Nose: alcoholic tingling, slightly musty ++ Mouth: full, strong, old wood, spicy honey, vanilla, malty heavy +++

  10. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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