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Overall rating
89.14/100
votes
104
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Strength
56.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Sep 2018 7:49 am by Didiervdb
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 249.95

25 × in wishlist

104 × member ratings

127 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1995 DD

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.14 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Honey and wax, cooked fruits. Woody certainly, but caressing.
    On the palate, generous spices, well tempered by sherry. The spices extend into the finish with fruits and cinnamon that stands out.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

    Whisky n ° 1876

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    DD quality assurance made in belgium?
    • Nose
      wax plus licorice
      herbaceous and smoky
      stewed fruit (peach, grapes, apricots cooked on the fire)
      roasted cocoa
    • Taste
      a herbaceous side, then the creamy wax, liquorice aroma, then the typical smoke spring
      the slightly maderized fruits, rather spicy spices
      return iodized and cold ashes, with the same fruits (mandarin, lemon, peach well cooked)
    • Finish
      long, fine, it is at the same time on desiccated herbs, a little dusty and smoked, and the cold ashes, return sherry more pronounced and caramelized at this time and the wax

  3. Gaija scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    [Festival note, take with a grain of salt] It's been a long while since I wish a sherried Clynelish would convince me and it had been clear to me that this combination had been creating more failures than miracles in the past. My mind is now changed, and just for that, it deserves 90 points. Superb selection !
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very original ! Fresh goat cheese and mascarpone, then some numerous forestian scents with mushrooms, mostly. A certain grenadine sweetness later on, but rather austere. No sulfur to be found, good news !
    • Taste
      91 91
      Daaamn that's good. The waxiness and typical Clynelish refinement have miraculously survived the sherry, which simply coats this usual distillate's character with fine woodiness, overdone strawberries and raspeberries. The high proof works very, very well here.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Takes all what I've mentioned before and blends it for the best, with these quite austere an tertiary forestian notes on the one hand and the strawberries on the other. Very good.

  4. M134481 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Burned, honey, citrus, sherry, leather, vanilla, mowed grass and green apple.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Smoky, sherry, wax-like, vanilla, green apple, citrus, peppery, honey, lots of spices, leather as it smells, wood, red fruit (that reminds me of the Singleton Tailfire),
    • Finish
      88 88
      Fruity, grbrand, wax-like, spicy, wood, red fruit, citrus fruit, peppery, smoky and sherry,

  5. matts scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Character: A very intense sherry Clynelish: juicy, fruity, sweet-tart. Oak, dark currants and anise should be liked. A very lively and powerful bottling, which is quite dominated by sherry and barrel. The delicate wax note gives connoisseurs a subtle hint of Clynelish; For me the Destilleriecharakter is here however quite difficult to recognize.
    Rating: Clynelish and Sherry: for me a never quite easy, but somehow then most exciting mix. I really like the cassis-chocolate-oak mixture of this filling - in taste and, above all, in the long finish. The edgy, intense nose has something too. Overall, a really tasty thing. From me there are whopping 90 points.
    • Nose
      Right away there is intense sherry. Very juicy and fresh at the same time. Raisins, sultanas, oranges and intensive herbs are the prelude. Undiluted it pulls in the inhalation right in the nose and even with a teaspoon of water to 3cl this bottling is still quite brutal. Intense red fruits exude an almost artificial-looking intense sweetness. Furniture polish, dried tobacco leaves and a touch of leather come through. Matches underline the slightly tingling intense orange peel, and last but not least a little candle wax is included. A nose bursting with power that promises an intense drinking experience.
    • Taste
      Extremely gentle and oily, the drop hits the tongue. The sherry flatters the tongue with its fruits and dried fruit. Raisins, red berries, lots of dark currants, ripe blueberries, plums and prunes are skillfully and intensively interlinked. For a moment it gets spicy-intense: anise and pepper hit the tongue. Afterwards there is a nice dark chocolate taste, leather and again tobacco. In the transition to the finish, the oak comes through with a dry, powerful woody taste. Like a board, it lies in the mouth and washed by a lot of sherry and fruit juice, it is getting drier. Almonds, coffee and espresso complete the beautiful taste. I really like the rich dark currants, which are present throughout.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long. In fact, all facets of taste are found again in the finish. Above all raisins, prunes, lots of juicy red berries, plums and enormously intense blackcurrants. Accompanied by some pepper and a good deal of anise, the oak sounds wonderfully woody and spicy. Chocolate and caramel make for a sweet embedding and at the very end the ripe blackcurrants come through almost syrupy again. Like licking an intense cassis off an oak board on which chocolate was crumbled before. I like this characterful end of the finish really well.

  6. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Rien scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. EJS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Malinois scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    After pouring: 20 min rest because of being to sherry for me. After that, 5% less sherried on the nose.
    First impression after 3 sips: to sherried! With the 4th sip, the Clynelish spirit came a bit trough in the initial finish with the sherry. Which is quite nice.
    The nose and palet were still to sherried.
    A story short: added 4x water to it and it became a bit better. (Normally I don't use water, only in case with the powerful sherried whisky's). My scores are after adding this. Initial the score would be 86. But because of multiple times water adding, the spirit rises trough the ashes (most of the time) like the points.

    I don't know if I would buy a bottle, it was hard work to get the best of it! (1st I ever added 4x water I think)
    • Nose
      90 90
      Cooked fruits, sweet, some orange style fruit twist to it
    • Taste
      89 89
      Same as the nose, after adding 4 times water: the overpowering sherry collapses and there's a balance between the spirit and sherry
    • Finish
      88 88
      Initial spirit driven en afterwards only sherry, quite drying

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