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Overall rating
88.48/100
votes
39
Whiskybase ID
WB118465
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Artful Dodger Whisky Collective (ADWC)
Vintage
07.07.1997
Bottled
06.03.2018
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
6526
Number of bottles
310
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
04 Oct 2018 4:06 pm by Vassago Clynelish
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 164.90

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36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 20-year-old ADWC

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.48 points

  1. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    easy drinker with old school character 7/10
    • Nose
      orange yoghurt, touch of porridge, hessian, beeswax, slightly piney, and some smoked barley. old school, I would have guessed 70s or 80s.
    • Taste
      well mannered arrival with a poised sharpness, lovely barley sugar and lemons, little furniture wax and a touch of smoky grease. goes on with black teas, lemon sponge and cream, becoming lemon water and limestone in the finish. somehow, the cask is just a touch too present, in those tea notes.

  2. Gaija scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    [Tasting session - n°11 - quick note] We had this one without knowing it was this one. That is to say, it was under another livery : seemingly a special edition, with a handwritten label adorned with the woolf/sung label. Since woolf/sung is the compagny behind artful dodger whiskies and since the distillation date, age, and proof were rigorously the same, I conclude they're the same whisky. Well, enough said : it's excellent, majestically austere Clynelish. Might score higher if tasted alone and with a bit more alcohol control on the palate.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Some acidic red currants, dairy cream, then the wax arrives, some dried flowers, a minuscule hint of lychee, and quite a lot of paraffin. The whole is quite dry.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very paraffiny but intially very strong on alcohol. Then back on its feet with a bith of white peach, some rice pudding and again a lot of paraffin. Very intense, very austere, with a mineral background. Second sip confirms that this is a massively austere Clynelish.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Very austere, very mineral, incredibly long with limestone, pastilles Vichy, and a superb note of dry blue cheese upon the end. Superb finale, extremely austere.

  3. Amino scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Serge:
    This is a new, albeit rather Dickensian name. I mean, Artful Dodger, not Clynelish. Colour: straw. Nose: it is a vertical Clynelish, dry, mineral, paraffiny, narrow, perfect. No, no literature today. With water: ink, hessian and porridge coming out. Quintessential Clynelish nose. Mouth (neat): totally perfect and utterly typical lemony/mineral/waxy Clynelish, clean as a blade, without any wood in the way. With water: lovely touches of sweeter herbs, lime, and wulong tea. And always some citrus. Finish: long, totally clean and fresh – sadly, it’s also quite refreshing, and I know some friends who would quaff this as if it was water. Comments: nothing more to say, this is purely perfect.
    SGP:452 - 90 points.

  4. MaltHaus scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    • Nose
      87 87
      Kiwi, walnut, lemon, mineral, waxy, hays, freshly cut grass, oolong tea and with a touch of banana and pineapple.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Lemons and melons exploded once it touches your tongue, follow by that dominating grassy continued from the nosing, a bit chalky, paraffin, lime, camphor, citron.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long and consistent, lingering citrusy continue to shine through this fabulous distillate.

  5. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful Clynelish. Especially the nose is stunning. Fruits and wax and minerals. Fantastic. I still don‘t get the point of 500ml bottles though. Always feels a bit like cheating.

  7. ChrisE scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic whisky at a reasonable price.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. JimmyLok scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

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

  9. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  10. detachedblue scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A classic Clynelish with sour apple, waxes, intense palate, lemon oils and a medium finish.

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