Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Valentin’s moustache wax
Stated Age
25 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
47.7 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
28 Feb 2019 4:19 pm by Vassago Clynelish
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 381,85

12 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1993 SMWS 26.125

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.91 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruit syrup, wax of a rare roundness! Very aromatic with too sweet creme brulee, cognac, riesling and it is getting cooler! Wow!
    • Taste
      We find the profile of Clynelish more agreed but very well executed: wax, spices, thin fruits.
    • Finish
      More mineral, drier, but still very aromatic with sweet spices that sparkle. What aromatic variety, what a change throughout the tasting!

      It will be a heretical remark for many, but the Clynelish never make me salivate in advance, the profile wax + fruit too tenuous is clearly not my favorite. But here I was surprised and transported.

      Nose & Finale 5/5
      Mouth 4/5

      Whisky n ° 2109

  2. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: An aged Loire Chenin Blanc poured next to a well-oiled vintage Ducati. Then these notes of petrichor; fresh forest floor and - inevitably - a fat, slithering and luxurious waxiness. Wee notes of salted almond, cream soda, wet dogs and a further saltiness in the form of cured ham. Water brings out fruity bath salts, ripe kumquats, lychee and fragrant sandalwood. There's a bristle of old French moustache wax in the background. The palate is initially saline and soft; an elegant and textural waxy coating with coastal mineralic bluster, suggestions of a potent Turckheim Riesling and some buttery toast. Dilution gives gloopy olive and mineral oils, camphor, beach foam and touch of brake fluid before a lengthy, wonderfully textured and suitably fruity finish. Drink while listening to Frank Zappa!

  3. aphex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A gentle Clynelish. Fresh and lightly waxy and fruity. Very good.
    • Nose
      The usual wax and very nice floral and fruity notes. Paraffin, plums, apples, pears, lemons and hints of yellow fruits in syrup (apricots, peaches). Coastal notes in the background.
    • Taste
      Waxy, fruity and spicy. Fresh and light fruitiness on yellow fruits (apricots, peaches) and slightly mineral.
    • Finish
      Medium, pepper and lingering fruits.

  4. bigotry7070 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Complex and good strength, it developed more interesting structure with water down.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Zinni scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Filigree and complex, fresh lemon zest, paraffin, mild ginger, Thai basil, echoes of salt ... with water, the paraffin becomes even stronger and it becomes more Clynelish-typical
    • Taste
      88 88
      fruity sweetness, Riesling, mineral ... with water even more notes of dry white wine
    • Finish
      89 89
      Dry, dry, light afterburn, long-lasting ... water virtually unchanged, minimally shorter


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