Clynelish Reserve - House Tyrell

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

€ 93.83

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish Reserve - House Tyrell

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.61 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. Arquebus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Two Clynelish opened and tried side by side: G-o-T and the standard 14yr old (20cl.) 51.2% vs 46%. £35 for the G-o-T and £44 (equivalent.) for the 14.
    Initial nosing: the 14 has the edge - softer, richer, smokier and more expressive. G-o-T is shyer - thinner, sharper more hidden behind a damp wood note. It’s as if the extra 5% is just that - which dilutes the Malt flavours. ... Both have expressive noses which demand careful nosing, but the 14 is a touch more defined and articulate. 14 yr old yields Light esters, mirabelle plums, some pear, bands of distinct sweet smoke, touches of sherry, perhaps coconut and then heavier syrups.
    The G-o-T plays hide and seek with a damp wood / cardboardy overcoat. Light esters, more pear, spirity eau-de-cologne mint, narrower bands of delicate sweet smoke that take longer to emerge, blasts of icing sugar, touch of sherry and spices. Just when it seems to have gone flat it drops its overcoat and out pop the fruits and flashes of smoke again
    Taste: both initially sweet, then more on bitter herbal notes carrying the nose onto the pallet and on to the finish which is medium but lingering.
    Both whiskies clearly from the same stables and to be honest there’s not a huge difference. The G-o-T Is just more muted and diluted despite its higher abv. Both suffer from chill-filtration - but they represent great value - it’s a shame there isn’t more naturally presented Clynelish in this price range!
    85 for the G-o-T ( 87pts for the 14yr old).

  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 Senior

  5. 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.

  6. Eigerle scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    After I already had a few GoT whiskys in the glass, this is certainly part of the "high standard" and clearly comes off better than some of the series. Rate of water addition. Actually a 14 clynelish with an additional thump. An honest dram with no rough edges.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. nhuber scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    absolutely recommendable.. not sure what people don't like with this Clynelish, for me this is probably "just" the standard 14 year old in higher strength... certainly benefits from higher strength, lovely balanced, nice finish... what´s not to like for 45EUR? i have had much much worse for more money

  8. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice nose, nice finish, but the mouthfeel is a bit too straight forward.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Beeswax, honey, orange peel, slightly mineral, the oranges are getting more and more intense, nice sniffing nose
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet, tangy, mineral, citrus-heavy, some dryness, a lot of power
    • Finish
      87 87
      Nice mineral and citrus-heavy finish, stays for a long time, the oak spice finally comes and then remains creamy on the palate

  9. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Foudos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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


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