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Clynelish Reserve - House Tyrell

Overall rating
84.55/100
votes
400
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Game of Thrones
Bottled
2019
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L9010CM008-00005663
Barcode
5000267173733
Added on
14 Jan 2019 2:39 pm by Dirk
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Average value

€ 83,74

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish Reserve - House Tyrell

42 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.55 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Highgarden

    I cannot remember ever having tasted a disappointing Clynelish (and this is my 72nd so far), so I was very much looking forward to this one. And at 51.2% to boot. Rumor has it there are less bottles of this around, making it very much sought after (and thus more expensive on the secondary market). Whatever. I am just happy I ordered a full set from the get-go, so I did not have to deal with that. Let’ go!

    Sturdy and very mineral nose on quinine, lime and orange juice, young apples, mango, paraffin, nuts, unripe banana and rocks in the riverbed. Floral note and even some… errr… washing-up soap? Not too worry! It works! This is a wonderful nose (although honesty forces me to say I’ve nosed better).

    Good body and immediately very spicy. Peppers galore. But quite quaffable without water. Quinine and a candy-like sweetness come first – somewhat surprising – before honey and raisins rear their heads. Chalk, ginger and vanilla, Seville oranges, candle wax, he has it all. But it has to be said… there is a soapy edge to it.

    The finish is long on honey, beeswax, vanilla and pepper, but with an overly floral note.

    Fine Clynelish, but it flirts with perfume. Must be from Olenna Tyrell, the Queen of Thorns.

  2. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Cool Klineelish! Perhaps, while the best release in the Game of Thrones series from those that I tried. I recommend!
    • Nose
      Dried cherries, prunes, hazelnuts.
    • Taste
      Cherry jam, apple seeds, nuts, tannins.
    • Finish
      Medium duration - cherry jam, spices, nuts, varnished notes. At the end, delicate tones of oak.
      With the addition of water, sherry shades sank in the aroma, notes of malt and cream appeared. The taste is enhanced by the influence of spices. The finish has become more sherry and, oddly enough, a little sharp.

  3. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Young gas and plenty of wood in station wagon.
    Right sprittig, even water does not make him properly balanced, the Alk remains too dominant. Not the big hit.

    Far too young and immature to inspire.
    Water brings little.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Rather flat in the nose and a bit restrained. The alk is a bit noticeable. Fine floral note and a little mineral undertones.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Starts very sweet and full with clear mirabelle-schnapps notes, very quickly clearly alcoholic and caramel.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Also here: Mirabelle schnapps. Ends caramelly sweet.

  4. The_Independent scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    —- blind tasting —-

    I like it. Looks older than he is probably.
    • Nose
      The alcohol first stings. Sweet ripe yellow fruits - somehow indefinable. Spicy, maybe a little waxy.
    • Taste
      Oily, strong onset, then becoming very sweet, honey, some fruit, grapes, spicy, dusty wood, coffee with milk.
    • Finish
      Quite long, creamy, sweet and subtly bitter. Then fruit again - raspberries?

  5. Moses scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I'm still relatively unprepared at Clynelish. So far only had the 14er. A good standard. But this distillery seems to be working in my direction. The PLV is completely in the green area. He doesn't have to hide in the ranking for the places in the GoT series. Solid malt.
    • Nose
      86 86
      First thought: the Capri ice cream from Langnese. In addition, a summery, fruity note. The teasing alcohol gets some water from me. Very good, because now the vanilla is still supported with flowers. A fresh, inviting nose. Respect. Hopefully he will hold out.
    • Taste
      85 85
      A bit bitter texture at the beginning but round and full. Nothing annoying. The wood sparkles in the foreground and sweet lemon vegetables cloud the notes. Everything stays sweet and is well balanced. Enjoyable. Creamy honey citrus vanilla. The transition is again slightly bitter and somewhat astringent. But completely ok. It delivers what the nose promised. High standard. Memorable.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium to long. The somewhat bitter, woody transition becomes pleasantly delicate, peppery and still sweet from the stage. Even on the palate and on the nose there was always a gentle smoke note. But now I know it's just the weakened form of tobacco pipes. A suppressed plume of smoke ... no more. Nice that he held out and I was able to test it. Occasional Malt!
      Many thanks to Andre for the great rehearsal.

  6. bvrsky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Even though it's NAS, it doesn't seem ostentatiously young.
    The trademark waxiness is hard to coax out, though (lots of air and a bit of water are beneficial).
    Distillate-led; not one for wood fetishists. Super boring initially; gets more characterful after some air has gone into the bottle.
    A competent and tasty, but also somewhat unexciting Clynelish. An unapologetic drinking whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Floral and fruity foremost, then mineralic (especially once the filling level has gone down beyond the halway point), with freshly starched linen, gravel, chalk, wet pebbles, and a very distant whiff of peat. Simple and clean and pretty nice.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Almost like a hypercharged version of the 14-year-old, albeit with less sherry influence. Chalky, waxy, with tart Italian lemon soda and corn syrup sweetness. Very good, actually, if not overly complex.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Banana bread, orange juice, with a quinine-like bitter / chalky edge. Not a lot of wood besides a familiar drying impression.

  8. Wolf68 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Wolf68 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Wolf68 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

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