Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Dun Bheagan
Stated Age
27 years old
Number of bottles
49.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Aug 2018 9:03 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 494.35

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44 × member ratings

61 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1990 IM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.38 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    N: Candle wax, rich and decadent, chocolate, carob, dried berries, cantaloupe, Maduro tobacco, old furniture, polish

    P: Wax, dry, leather, dusty wood, chocolate icing, medium to light mouthfeel

    F: Dry, tannins, black tea, dark chocolate, black pepper, medium long on dry, non spicy oak, cocoa.

    Thoughts: Another very solid clynelish, that perhaps doesn’t hit the depths of some I have had. The lighter mouthfeel keeps it from 90.

    Edit: Throughout the bottle, it’s gotten waxier and richer with air time. It’s certainly up to the 90’s now. Even approaching 91 at last tasting.

  2. JeanChan scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    A very good Clynelish.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Interesting but not typical Clynelish
    • Nose
      89 89
      Spices, teaish notes, black tea, old wooden cabinet, whiffs of leather, nutty, cigar tobacco - not bad
    • Taste
      90 90
      More teaish notes, more black tea, more spices, oak wood, more tobacco, black fruits and berries - pretty good
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, warm, spicy

  4. Seanzhang scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. MaltHaus scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Fresh orange flesh emerge as soon as you poured out from the bottle, black tea, old furniture, scent of library, cloves, cinnamons and cardamons. Water brings out chocolates, leathery, oaky, some hints of brown sugar and whiffs of salt.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Delightful light on arrival. Fruit cakes, raisins, sultanas, prunes, dates, mangoes, ripe apples and caramel. With water: More intense dark fruits, chocolates, toffees, caramelised apples.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Lingering long. Warming, classic Clynelish waxiness, lasting oranges, cinnamon, lingering raisins, dates and walnuts.

  6. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. yuvgold scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    An AMAZING Clynelish


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