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Clynelish Reserve - House Tyrell

Overall rating
83.28/100
votes
59
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Game of Thrones
Bottled
2018
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
02 Oct 2018 8:56 am by Dirk

Average value

€ 49.97

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish Reserve - House Tyrell

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.28 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    2 oz sample.

    I came into this one ready and excited to dump all over it. I hate gimmicky crap like this. However; I’ve learned something as a lover of Clynelish and it pains me to say, but many Clynelish are pretty average, and like a drug addict I must keep chasing that sweet sweet waxy high. I’m always disappointed when a Clynelish isn’t waxy, to me it’s what makes the distillery so special. I’ll be a damned sob, but this Clynelish - House Tyrell, first of his name and maker of money for Diageo Highgarden, is a very good one. Sweet, waxy, fruity, spicy and delicious.

    I had this side by side with Clynelish 14 year official bottling and I still prefer the 14 - No scratch that, I actually think they are equal. The 14 is a little more polished, but much sweeter. So it depends on preference. This clearly younger Clynelish is great for what it is though, if you can get past the gimmick of it.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Wax! Young and feisty, but the distillery character is on display. Fruity with melons apricots, yellow plums, peach and golden raisins. Quite spicy.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Waxy, caramel, lots of honey, quietly floral, white pepper, spicy - then some fruits (apricot, plum, melon, golden raisins, white grape)
    • Finish
      86 86
      Same fruits as above with a good dose of honey, but a big youthful spirity kick. White pepper and oak.

  2. McMoulis scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  3. Rosencrantz scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    The elegant signature of Clynelish clashes with the youth of the malt, but the end result defends itself all in all well, thanks also to the choice of full alcohol content which also makes it fun.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fragrant fruit on the nose, with mango, pineapple and mandarin surrounded by caramel, hazelnut and wax. Let's throw some marshmellow and dried dates in between. Sweet and silky, with a hint of minerality, very round.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The mineral side is more evident on the palate, with a peppery push that makes the whisky more jaunty, reviving the sweet composure of tropical fruit, hazelnuts, biscuits and toffee. The alcoholic boost keeps the attention high, avoiding the risk of flat drinking.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The finish is medium-long, with hazelnuts, malt and a citrus touch.

  4. robbert88 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    I taste this whole series with a friend. And the first thing that Maarten called when he poured this whisky.

    This just smells of glue!

    So I was very curious and quickly poured my whisky.

    And indeed. A glue / wax-like scent meets you very strongly. Strange yes. But somehow not dirty or something.

    You can also smell honey and a kind of vanilla scent.

    Time for one of the tastiest parts. The first sip.

    Wow. I did not expect this but you taste very good tropical fruits that you do not smell at all in the whisky. I clearly taste pineapple. And let that be my favorite fruit! Delicious say.

    What a nice and soft whisky, despite his 51.2% alcohol, he drinks away.

    You also taste a fairly floral taste. I also remove a piece of mango. And banana.

    This is really a great whisky that you can smell and taste throughout the evening.

    I also found a very small smoky flavor to it.

    The aftertaste is top. Wonderfully soft and you long for the next sip.

    I have to say that I think it is a shame that this whisky is chill filtered. Certainly because he is on cask strenght.

    I think he was even better at un-chill-filtered.

    But that does not mean that this is really a very nice whisky!

  5. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    15-11-2019
    • Nose
      79 79
      vanilla
    • Taste
      82 82
      wax, vanilla, honey
    • Finish
      81 81
      wax, vanilla, honey

  6. KeesD scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
      Average nose
    • Taste
      80 80
      Bit sharp due to 51.2% alcohol, average taste, not peaty, bit sweet...
    • Finish
      85 85
      Finish is midlong, best part

  7. el Gato scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Clynelish nose for sure With wax, fresh fruits, citrusy, nutty and some earthly notes. The body continues With the same, but again, as for the others I've tasted in this series, the sourness / sulphur emerges and ruins the rather promising start. Long finish With fruity freshness and the sulphur not disappearing. Some Orange peel in the very end
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Fresh, lemony, salty and a bit seaweed - pretty good

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. thijs100 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Pretty mineral with a touch of candle wax. Whispers of nougat too, as well as banana candy and a faint note of crisp green apple and mango.
    • Taste
      Waxy, with quite an aggressive arrival (white pepper). Hints of honey, sultanas and white grapes too. A whisper of chalk and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Lingering beeswax, and a peppery hit. Medium in length.

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