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Overall rating
93.00/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Sales (Sms)
Bottling serie
Distillery Collection
Vintage
1974
Stated Age
30 years old
Casknumber
2568
Strength
55.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 Dec 2009 5:56 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1974 Sms

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.00 points

  1. JackBrian8898 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    whisky fun said,

    Clynelish 1974 (55.2%, Scotch Malt Sales, Japan, cask #2568, +/-2005)  

    A bottling done by Malcolm Pride. Early to mid 1970s Clynelish could be just stellar, and sometimes Brora-esque, let us see… Colour: gold. Nose: yeah, there, some Brora character, with some grass smoke, mustard, ointments, plaster, tar, old tools, engine oil, rusty old tins, earth, even touches of manure, whiffs of burning lamp oil, then orange peel, tangerines starting to rot or to become ‘very overripe’… The magic happens again! With water: amazing waxy/mineral/citrusy/earthy development. Everything’s in place, just like in the John Coltrane Quartet (say A love supreme). Mouth (neat): the kind of whisky that you want to marry. Amazing, almost slamming combination of cigars, bitter oranges, salted rum, chalk, white pepper, quinces, old herbal liqueurs (long forgotten recipes), toothpaste for gourmets (what?)… With water: exceptional. The smoky side grew much bigger. Finish: Comments: a very Brora-y Clynelish indeed, as could be seen in some 1973s as well. Magnificent whisky, hope it’s the kind they’ll remake at the ‘new’ Brora Distillery. My it’s going to get complicated, Old Clynelish, Brora, New Clynelish, New Brora, all in one place (yes, more or less)… Pfff… Anyway, an utterly stunning 1974 in my book, while, say the Rare Malts were rounder and ‘sweeter’ (and great as well, naturally).  

    SGP:465 - 94 points.

  2. Th3WhiskyColl3ctor scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

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