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Clynelish 1995 SV

Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection
Stated Age
22 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
54.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Friendship Bottling "Whisk(e)y Shop Tara & Brühler Whiskyhaus"
de Germany
Added on
03 Dec 2018 3:27 pm by Sapiano
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 249,00

42 × in wishlist

86 × member ratings

232 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1995 SV

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.81 points

  1. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful dark brownish tone, which instantly instantly arouses appetite for the malt and so does not make you think of Refill. 23 years of maturation, best age. I let the malt breathe for quite a while and also calmly come to operating temperature, because I'm really very curious. Even the first nose betrays, rich sherry aromas without junk notes. Above all - no sulfur! Relief is spreading. I always associate Clynelish with wax and coast notes, full body and full intensity. Reasons why the distillery was very popular with blenders in the past. Here I take in latte, a pinch of salt and a nice, deep, strong sherry note. Oloroso would be my tip. In addition, Christmas spices, a slowly baking dough and warm orange liqueur. Is there anybody preparing crêpes suzettes?

    On the palate, our subject spoils immediately with an oily lushness and intensity, which I, and I do not really like the term, can only describe as wonderfully full-bodied. Classic Olorosonoten also lead on the palate. Add to that a taste and a feeling on the tongue, as if one enjoys an edge fresh stone oven bread. Covered with salted butter, which slowly begins to melt. The dark crust cracking hard, still slightly floury and just delicious. Associations with dark blackberries and sweet milk coffee in the background. Brandy beans and old rum I write down. I also perceive oak flavor, but never unpleasant bitterness or even woodiness. At the risk to repeat myself: just delicious!

    Finish / Conclusion
    Even in the third discipline, the reverberation, nothing to complain about. Long and sweet, the malt spreads on the palate, as one usually knows about a good cognac. Much less dry than expected. Sticks formally in the oral cavity and yet remains elegant and balanced in the flavors. Towards the end it then disappears calcareous-mineral. Everything as it should be.

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  2. SchottenDicht scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose: beguiling sherry, but rather young fragrances, say raspberry, sour cherry. In the course then also currant jam, a little gooseberry.
    Aroma: Changes over time very strong: The alcohol bangs me, wow, has a lot. Works a little younger first. Sweet, light cherry, Mon Cheri, then slowly more oak and volume with more air / time. Dark chocolate, espresso and some cocoa.
    Finish: Quite medium-length, light oak, more dark chocolate. My booty scheme.

    Is worth 88/100.

  3. Kridler scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

  4. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Pretty good Clynelish. Most of these 1995s have been good to outright stunning. This is a pretty solid entry aswell. Recommended just as much to the Refill Sherry-fan as well as hunters of bee’s wax.
    • Nose
      Citrus upfront, orange liqueur, malted barley, and toffee. Do I sense a beehive drizzled with honey? Perhaps. Clynelishness: intact! A great sweetness is emerging slowly. It turns rather floral now, with a touch of rose water and cotton candy. Some varnish appears, which IMHO is quite characteristic of refill sherry, particularly with 1995 Clynelish. I always get a sense of sweet herbalness, that is really quite intriguing. Signatory had some greats one-two years ago as well!
    • Taste
      Powerful arrival. Spicy oak initially, but not all that tannic. Ginger tea, mint chocolate, and caramel. Smoked oranges, apple peel, and a number of dried fruit – dates and apricots primarily. Great stuff!
    • Finish
      Medium. Honeyed, tannic, and tough of roasted walnuts.

  5. besar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Great Clynelish, who in my opinion can almost go near his ingenious sister barrel SV 11230. Slightly less pronounced fruit flavors and less fullness separate it for my taste but of this.
    • Nose
      92 92
      After a while, the first things are the development of concrete aromas. At first, there is a mineral barrel note that conveys a set age, followed by clean sherry notes, wax, pleasant furniture polish, subtle honey.
      Later fruits are added, raspberries and strawberries are in the background, spice mixes with the mineral and subtly bitter notes, marzipan.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Creamy texture, oily, wax, subtle bitterness mixes with raspberries, strawberries and cherries, some coffee or tea, nut and light dryness. Salt, something maritime, without any false note.

      Some water im gives an excellent depth, complexity and clearer fruitiness.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium to long, balanced with bitter and fruity aromas, dry, mineral then tobacco, figs, red berries and slight sweetness.

  7. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Interesting Malt: At the same time minty-mineral and richly oily-fruity. A bit of water does him good, and what I like very much is the absolutely homogeneous unit in nose aroma and mouth taste.

    What's even better: this is a definite Clynelish that is not killed by sherry, but the typical coastal flavors stored in beeswax plates are flanked by the sweet dark yellow sherry. Very nice maturation, for refill casks quite dark.

  8. Notturno scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    An ocean of chocolate, hazelnuts, cake and raisins, with a delicate spiciness.
    Some waxy, hay notes typical of Clynelish in the background.

    It's stunning, classy, at 54,2% burns like a 40%.

    I'm definitely gonna stash some for rainy days!


  9. Silversurfer scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

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

  10. Lorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty whisky from a very sherrylastigen refill butt. 88 points.
    • Nose
      Dark fruit compote. Nuts. Old cherries. Something muff. Leather. Some match.
    • Taste
      Full, rather dry, the matches again. Leathery cherries. Pleasant tingling.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, leathery. Plums. Bitterness.


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