Overall rating
Single Malt
Antique Lions of Spirits (ALOS)
Bottling serie
Savannah Series
Stated Age
20 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
52.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
018/03/21 10:36 18/03045
Added on
19 May 2018 3:31 pm by DarthDronach
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 307,95

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37 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 ALOS

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.35 points

  1. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is drunk, but I was not surprised or bewitched by this Clynelish unfortunately too expensive.
    • Nose
      Nice freshness on fruits (exotic), honey and vanilla (bourbon cask).
      There is also a nice minerality and precious wood.
    • Taste
      Alcohol very well integrated, elegant and overall dry mouth. There is precious wood, spices and a vegetal freshness.
      Once again I have an astringent side (I understand myself)
    • Finish
      Medium, nice spicy, spices, oaky vanilla.

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Excellent summer, sunny whisky, very rich, energetic, wide palette of derivatives, harmoniously assembled into a single picture.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, warm dry boards, grain, lemon zest, mineral notes, plaster, stone powder; light floral honey tones, tropical fruits, vanilla, a little carpentry workshop and resin.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, mineral-oak, sweet, flower-honey notes, nuts, juice with mineral water, tart oak, grain shades, ginger.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, candied lemon, orange peel, a little ginger, sweet tropical fruits, oak, grain.

  3. DramTom scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Typical Clynelish with all the usual suspects: Big wax and paraffin, tangerine and citrus fruits, and a pinch of salt on the nose and taste.

    Exquisite balance and long finish. I've had over a dozen 1997 Clynelishes and this one is my favorite so far. Great selection!

  4. BlueFire scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Beautiful. Floral, perfume, complex with juicy fruits, gummy bears, rock melon, wax, vanilla and spice, nice weighty texture.


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