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Overall rating
86.53/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB12203
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
18.04.1997
Bottled
26.10.2009
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
4664
Number of bottles
310
Strength
59.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Dec 2009 11:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 125.00

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 DR

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.53 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A nice summer whisky, expressing itself best with a good helping of
    water.
    • Nose
      The nose is quite soft and mineral. Quite fresh, even. White fruit and
      hints of citrus and tangerines. Lemongrass becomes louder all the time. Some
      eucalyptus and beeswax, rather typical for Clynelish. A whiff of potpourri.
      Something that reminds me of the peel of a green banana. And a soft saltiness
      as if from a 4 Beaufort seabreeze. Pleasant enough, while not grand. Adding
      water offers some gyproc.
    • Taste
      On the palate, it is quite alcoholic and spicy. Think pepper and cloves,
      but also loads of oak. The fruit tends towards citrus again. This needs water. Diluted
      some more white fruit emerges, pears in the lead. Ginger and pepper join the
      party.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and spicy with a salty twist at the death.

  2. Whisky_Fan scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Another very good Clynelish that inspires me. As a matter of fact this one is very fruity and I like that! Well done A.D.Rattray!
    • Nose
      This one is a wonderful fruity Clynelih. Especially citrus fruits, then sweetness, a little bit malty and hints of mineralic notes.
    • Taste
      The taste is powerful and punchy but also "easy" to drink because the alcohol is well integrated. Citrus fruits, sweetness
    • Finish
      The finish is long and a little after burner. But the same as in the taste, the alcohol is well integrated. Citrus fruits and sweetness are the strongest aromas.We have also a little bit malty, mineralic notes again and a little bit smoke and a touch of peat.

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