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Overall rating
92.65/100
votes
22
Whiskybase ID
WB12346
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Dumpy Bottle
Stated Age
24 years old
Strength
49.4 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
White label
Bottled for
Sestante import
Added on
16 Dec 2009 6:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 6990.00

22 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 24-year-old CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.65 points

  1. Faornano scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      98 98

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Very old nutty and smoky whisky, live up to the hype.
    • Nose
      A very old style peated whisky with a lot of roasted almonds and tobacco, smoky rather than medicinal, a lot of chocolates, walnut liqueur, linseed oil, old books, mushrooms, roasted sunflower seeds. There are certainly some sherry components, dry sherry, old leather, jam, Chinese date pastes, dried apricots, evolving quite a bit over time, give some patience, warm it with your palm, it will be very rewarding.
    • Taste
      Very thick and jammy, quite sweet and immersive, syrupy walnut liqueur mixed with orange peels, al lot of leather, and tobacco, there is also a meaty side, beef stock, star anise, and liquorice, finished by fresh mints.
    • Finish
      Roasted walnuts, old leather, roasted sunflower seeds, roasted pumpkin seeds, the nuttiest finish I ever had! Super long.

  3. NRS did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ernesto Mainardi (owner of Sestante at time of bottling) has said this bottle is not a Sestante bottling on a Facebook post in Malt Maniacs in June 2020. A number of industry experts have tasted it and say contents inside is real and one of best ever whiskies made. They also mentioned it has been around since approximately 2000, so labels would have to have been different before then.

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    94

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Some might say it’s a shame to drink sherry cask clynelish as it overpowers the distillate but here the balance is perfect, just brilliant wax tobacco dark fruits.

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