Overall rating
Single Malt
Artful Dodger Whisky Collective (ADWC)
Stated Age
20 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
55.9 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
04 Oct 2018 4:06 pm by Vassago Clynelish
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 142,27

14 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 20-year-old ADWC

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.18 points

  1. 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.

  2. Amino scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    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.

  3. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    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.

  4. ChrisE scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  5. JimmyLok scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

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

  6. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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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