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Overall rating
87.80/100
votes
5
Whiskybase ID
WB115970
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
The Old Malt Cask - Miniature
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Added on
09 Aug 2018 10:50 pm by anthony_holland
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 12-year-old DL

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.80 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It's a powerhouse old school Clynelish. Not refined, but straight in your face. It's not a dram for the sweet tooth, but an open-minded whisky afficionado will definitely like this one.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Quite austere: very waxy (candle wax), brine, and earhy (gentian, liquorice root), lemon zest. In combination with the pale gold colour, it's easy to state that this is still quite spirit driven (but it works well).
    • Taste
      86 86
      Powerful, with a rich texture. It's a bit hot even, with a tingle from the alcohol, and spice. Further, lemon juice, candles, grape (including the seeds), walnut, peach, gentian. It's quite a tannic powerhouse with a slight fruity lift and maybe a faint hint of earthy smoke.
    • Finish
      87 87
      A bit rounder, getting a bit saline, with still quite some earthy influences (liquorice, putty, tobacco), a trace of smoke, lemon, grapes and still that waxy feel.

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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