Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Dumpy Bottle, black label, white letters
Stated Age
23 years old
51.7 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
18 Dec 2009 2:34 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 280.00

7 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

4 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1965 CA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.00 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Interesting old malt, I would this profile between Clynelish and Brora.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Butter popcorn, peat, vanilla, citruses, pineapple and peach.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Bittersweet. A fruity, peaty start than spices and some bitterness.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, bittersweet, peaty.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    You can`t beat the old cadenhead dumpy bottles.

    This might be called Clynelish but I class it as a Brora as its pre 67.

    There are definite similarities to the Rare Malts Brora bottles. 
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    With water

     Even fresher with more fruit on the nose and on the palate the peat has now taken over with less fruit the finish is still on the long side.This has quite a substantial palate and if it was not for the slight bitterness it would score around 94 points but 90-91 is a fair reflection
    • Nose
      A blast of citrus hit you first, apple, pineapple and mango, lovely.

      Some buttercream, very faint hint of vanilla and some peat in the mix, it smells clean & crisp.The peat seems to grow in the glass.
    • Taste
      Substantial mouthfeel, fruit and peat mixing well but there is a slight bitterness at first and a little dry.The fruit gets further in the background , bitter apple and plum but the peat is growing mixing in with brine and coastal air
    • Finish
      Good length with a bitter sweet battle to the finish


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