Clynelish 2010 SMWS 26.122

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Waxy for shore
Stated Age
07 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
59.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Sep 2018 4:27 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 80.04

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41 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 2010 SMWS 26.122

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.30 points

  1. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Bottled too young, potential wasted imho.

  2. Tauti scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Especially in the nose, the 26,122 reminded me of an unpeated version of 93.72 (one of my favorite whiskys). In terms of sweetness, this Clynelish is also a serious competitor to the Glenmorangie Milsean.
    Here is a great spirit on a very active bourbon barrel encountered, then the whole thing must not be old.
    • Nose
      Super sweet, "Jelly Belly" Jelly Beans (the one with Green Apple flavor), a true candy shop, vanilla and linseed oil. With water comes a slightly grassy note.
    • Taste
      Creamy and caramel. I hardly had any alcohol in my nose, now I need about 5 drops of water to drink 2 cL.
      The water makes the dram more oily and less sweet (in relative terms, it is still very sweet). For a mineral / waxy touch comes through.
    • Finish
      Sweet, sticky, long with a slightly bitter note, paraffin and grass.

  3. M134481 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      grass, rusk, floral, light smoke,
    • Taste
      sweet, caramel, red fruit, smoke, pear,
    • Finish
      sweet, smoke, red fruit, pear

  4. mandragoru scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Snerik scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I wish normal apples was this good.
    • Nose
      Frying apples in olive oil. It's fresh and fruity, and a little flowery? Some earth and candle-wax as well.
    • Taste
      The same, but more earth and waxiness. Or rather; the texture really enhances these notes.
    • Finish
      Delicious, long. It's oily apples and honey.

  7. Odysseus93 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  8. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Ripe Williams pear, banana, wine gum
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very sweet and fruity at first - very ripe fruit, wine and wine gum, then spicy direction bouillon cubes and then waxy.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long and spicy with a delicate candle wax note. Very exciting whisky!

  9. mandragoru scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    SMWS notes:

    Fruit jellies jump out at first. Followed by pineapple flavoured jelly babies, icing sugar, juicy fruit bubblegum and pine resin. The expected waxiness hovers in the background. Sweetness abound to a surprising degree. Water drys things out a little and brings notes of earth, wildflowers, minerals and a bolder waxiness. The palate continues this theme of jellied sweetness. Lots of fruit syrups, tropical fruit juices, some seagreens and coastal vigour. Also wax jackets, gorse, rapeseed oil and touches of hummus. With reduction there is a more intense waxiness, joined by sot, iron filings, camphor and lemon oils. Quite fabulous!


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