Overall rating
Single Malt
Alambic Classique (AC)
Bottling serie
Special Vintage Selection
Stated Age
22 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
56.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 Mar 2019 11:18 pm by Ed Radour
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179,80

18 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 AC

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.81 points

  1. The_Independent scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    A beautifully matured Clynelish bottling, which should take a lot of time. I find it a little overpriced for what I am offered.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Without water: right behavior, clear alcohol. Sweet, yellow fruit, woody spice, some pine needles / resin, forest honey, with time come roasted almonds. Overall, not as "dark" and intense as the color would suggest. (initially only 85P)

      With water: more fruit: peach, pear, apricot. Floral aromas, maybe some wax. Sweet pastries, butter biscuits. Overall, increasingly intense, fuller, oily in the glass. Resin / needles / forest honey are no longer perceptible.
      He needs a lot of patience, which he then rewards. (87P)
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong start, voluminous, the alcohol makes itself felt. Nice spicy, light bourbon fruits, pastries, malt - sweet, but not too sweet. With the time slightly bitter, oak, forest honey, caramel, coffee, possibly also some herbs.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is unfortunately only medium. It leaves a creamy mouthfeel, some yellow fruit and some oak spice. Something "one-dimensional". For me the weakest side of this bottling.

  2. craide scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Tasty a great malt with a little more water opens a little more.
    Nice combination of barrel and distillery. Price but then a bit too high.
    • Nose
      87 87
      exotic fruits mix with woody notes. Slightly spicy, forest honey and vanilla come through. Looks a little musty, dusty. A certain waxiness is noticeably there.
    • Taste
      89 89
      slightly creamy then spicy starting, the fruits are there, but not as present as in the nose.
      Some caramel comes through.
      A few drops of water are good for him, releasing spices, mint and a little marzipan.
      Tasty a great malt.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long, light fruitiness remains in the mouth. Somewhat bitter and dry.

  3. victor_lam scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

  4. KonstUA scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose 23, taste 22, finish 23, balance 22

  5. hans1971 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Rex scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

  7. matt.schwarz scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Nose: spicy, coniferous, wax, honey, light-fruited, slightly overripe banana, papaya, vanilla (duh)
    Taste: spicy, then fruity, clearly fresh pineapple, caramelized sugar
    Finish: nice and long, the fruit remains in the mouth, it could still be pineapple. n A bitterness that you just perceive, not disturbing.

    Delicious, but personally for the money too little.

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89


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