Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Acorn (Ac)
Bottling serie
Natural Malt Selection
Stated Age
19 years old
Number of bottles
55.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Dec 2009 7:20 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 106.00

7 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1989 Ac

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

  1. aspa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    great typical Clynelish nose from the bourbon barrel. Fresh, sweet and sour green apples, citrus aromas, wax, vanilla, oak, flowers and a beautiful mineral note - everything as it should be. The alcohol comes through a little, but is generally well integrated.
    Something slightly nutty, and also slightly salty and oily. It smells kind of creamy, let's see if that is confirmed in the taste. Now a fresh note emerges, light mint and still light acidity from the apples and citrus fruits. Nice complexity, goes a little from young to old and back and forth.

    Good strength, light alcohol but well integrated. Immediately mineral and waxy, immediately oily too. The distillery comes through from the bourbon barrel. Some bitter oak, some salt. More on the oily-maritime side instead of the fruity from the nose. Wood, more oak, tart and spicy, with a slightly fresh flavor, walnuts and an oily consistency. Dry mineral aromas can already be seen, and then slowly the sweet and sour apples and citrus fruits appear again. A typical Clynelish as he is in the book and how I love him.

    The tart oak and slightly bitter and sour fruitiness remain in the mouth for a long time. A little pepper on the palate and on the edge of the tongue. Mineral, slightly waxy. Hardly any more sweet, tart, spicy, oily, slightly sour, slightly bitter and, above all, minerally again.

    A typical strong Clynelish from the Bourbon barrel. that's how it has to be, that's how it should be, and that's how it hopefully will be in the future too.

    N-90, T-89, F-88 for very good 89 points.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Sjors scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    [First]: Black tea Alcohol feeling Slightly oily Slightly stimulated nasal vinegar is slightly Castella apple Brandy cake

    [Middle]: The edge of the body stands and feels good. After all, it also has a transparent sweetness.

    [Finish]: Nose loss priority Castella flavor Not to say complicated, but it is filled with abundantly spicy (red pepper) Burnt feeling over time Caramel Plant feeling Vanilla Oho This is interesting http://www.whiskylink.com /? p = 18449

  4. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby
    • Nose
      nuts, creamy, vanilla and polish
    • Taste
      very full with wax and citrus - lemon
    • Finish
      some ashes, wax, malty and vanilla


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