Clynelish Reserve - House Tyrell

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Game of Thrones
51.2 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
14 Jan 2019 2:39 pm by Dirk
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€ 125,20

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish Reserve - House Tyrell

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.73 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    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. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

  5. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The only fast-paced GOT whisky and he can handle it, a very typical Clynelish, very tasty!
    • Nose
      creamy, waxy, light honey sweetness, floral notes, has really something like you smell of a candle, alcohol well integrated, vanilla, a breeze of pepper, a touch of marzipan or almonds rather, lovage comes to light over time, some cold cocoa
    • Taste
      creamy, sweet, floral, a bit grassy, vanilla, yellow fruit, honey, here too the cocoa in the background, the waxy base note is also there, very good drinking strength, need no water
    • Finish
      behind fruity, mango and passion fruit, a little oak comes to it, becoming bitter, pleasantly fading

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Pretty drinkable - not bad at all
    • Nose
      89 89
      Something very barleyish, dry hay, lemons, minerals, limestone, chalk, honeydew, peaches, leafy hints - very good
    • Taste
      90 90
      Punchy, oily, subtle sweetness, fruity, peaches, pineapple, little oak wood, spices, pepper - pretty good
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, warm, zesty, grapefruits, a tad bitter in the end

  8. grinface scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Some nice citric notes and quite some perfume. The waxy notes could have been more in my Clynelish book. Overall a solid expression. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2019/05/14/greyjoy-vs-tyrell-talisker-vs-clynelish/

  9. d-evil scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    taste: mould cheese, salt, very intense at first,

    gains fruit with a bit of water

  10. robbiemast scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82


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