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

€ 214.99

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78 × member ratings

198 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Clynelish 1992

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.59 points.

  1. zzqfyl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Saftkenner scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    My raspberry whisky!
    This 17-year-old Distillers Edition is significantly more complex than the 15-year-old variant (1997/2012), which I was also able to taste.
    The bottle has also changed significantly as the fill level decreases. Since only half the bottle is left, an incredibly intense raspberry scent fills your nostrils from afar. I bought the whisky in 2016 for €65 and opened it in July 2020. Unfortunately a bit late, otherwise I might have gotten a bottle.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very beautiful and very pleasing nose. Well integrated alcohol - hardly noticeable. Raspberry juice, raspberry fizz, oak spice. Very intensely fruity and yet there is also a pleasant freshness. With such a promising nose, one can hardly wait to take the first sip. But it is also worth taking the time with you. With increasing heat it becomes more and more spicy, the light red fruits disappear slightly and typical sherry barrel notes, towards cherries, come to the fore. Also some pepper, cinnamon and orange.
    • Taste
      86 86
      He has a powerful and peppery attack. The 46% are doing very well. Orange, cherry, pepper, wax, oak freight. Nice and oily too. Very pleasant tannins. Those who like whiskys with a red wine cask finish will also get their money's worth here. It's really going in that direction.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium finish. In the mouth I keep strawberry, orange and light raspberry. In addition, very pleasant tannins. Really not too bitter.
      Rarely has a bottle gained so much for me since it was only half full. Within half a year. I will enjoy the remaining drams very much and look back fondly on the bottle.

  3. 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

  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 Senior

    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 Connoisseur

    • 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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  11. 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

  12. Sonett scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      First a very light nose of raisins and figs, some canned apricots, vanilla and honey
    • Taste
      Taste much stronger than the nose, here the sherry comes through followed by chili pepper 
    • Finish
      medium long, dominated by sweet chili pepper and honey


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