Clonakilty Port Cask Finish Clky

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Clonakilty (Clky)
Bottling serie
Cask Finish Series
Port Cask Finish
Batch 0011
Number of bottles
43.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 oct 2018 8:01 pm by ThomasTNT

Average value

€ 49.65

2 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clonakilty Port Cask Finish Clky

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.47 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] A quick review of a sample...

    ....and I think new distilleries do themselves not a favour when releasing such immature stuff. I can understand they need cash but what they really need is a good reputation (at least in the long run). But given such paedophelic releases it will take a lot of effort and time to restore the brand image to a somewhat acceptable level in the future...
    • Nose
      82 82
      The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a very sweet winey profile with some immature barley sugars and bitter notes of the wood (tannins). These aromas are not really integrated and somewhat fight each other, maybe because of their young age. This is a typical immature nose that is pimped (with the port finish) to be of interest but it is not.
    • Taste
      80 80
      The taste is sugary-winey sweet and bitter from the woods, nothing else (even after chewing). Water releases some more aromas (hints of fruits) in the nose but turns the taste (even) flatter and (even) less interesting - I think I like the neat dram better.
    • Finish
      78 78
      The initial mouthfeel is a little hot and a little bitter-astringent (tannins at work) but nothing else, hence not enjoyable. The finish is of medium length and dries out on bitter flavours and an astringent mouthfeel which is not to my liking either.

  2. Maltlife scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Met at a tasting. Somehow it was so interesting that I decided to buy a bottle. Unfortunately, this blend does not have much more to offer than "drinking alongside". Maybe you should rather leave it at that moment and devote yourself to another dram with a little more time and desire. Anyone who prefers the first objection is probably very well served.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruit. Peach immediately rushes forward. Slight spiciness. But noticeably young.
    • Taste
      82 82
      The smell is almost 1: 1 on the tongue. Unfortunately, that's about it. Like the smell, not very complex.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short; mild; nothing exciting.

  3. Larry411 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Toasted creamy caramel (as though it were first aged in a bourbon barrel with #3 or #4 char), essence of berries, almonds, flowers, and a hint of peaches.

  4. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, fruity, delicious whiskey. Grain alcohols in it are almost invisible.
    • Nose
      Shades of red apple are felt. sweet cherries, milk chocolate and broken peaches.
    • Taste
      Stuffed with fruits, nuts and tannins.
    • Finish
      Medium duration. At first, tones of cherries and red apples come out, and then vanilla, banana, spices and an oak note appear.

  5. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Soft, delicate, fine, young wood, fruity.

    Really good.

  6. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nice stuff and not a bad buy at the price. A fruity-fresh-lively summer whiskey.
    • Nose
      Fresh fruity, fragrant with a little hay, pear, lemon, canned pineapple, nectarine, ice candy and vanilla kipper. In the background a small touch of sea breeze. The alk is tickling a bit.
    • Taste
      Light fruit (pear, peach) with fine spice, quite round, but it remains a harsh undertone. The Alk is noticeable, but does not bother big. Sweet, light-medium-weight. Something salty.
    • Finish
      Start with peach and light fruits and then change to the apricot jam bomb! Medium length.


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