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Overall rating
89.98/100
votes
44
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection
Vintage
28.06.1996
Bottled
27.08.2018
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
6521 (part)
Number of bottles
322
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 May 2019 2:01 pm by Vassago Clynelish
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 219,90

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 SV WHIC

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.98 points

  1. theograph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A mature a lovely Clynelish from a reill butt. Very good ineed but sad it's not at cask strength. Would have made it outstanding, maybe.

    See my full review here:
    https://malternatives.wordpress.com/2019/05/30/clynelish-1996-22yo-46-sv-whic/

  2. Joschbert scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nice intensity and a heavy sherry character. Tap on PX. Has interesting hints of brandy and rum. The distillery character is in the background, but is not completely covered. Delicious.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Rumrosines and chocolate, sulfur, sweet sherry. Menthol.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Beautifully intertwined mix of nutty sherry, sweet chocolate, brandy, dusty leather and dried fruit.
      Behind it comes the Clynelish wax note. As in the nose hints of rum. Dries to the finish.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Nice amount of oak flavor without bitterness. Dried fruit and dusty tobacco notes.
      Medium to long.

  3. Fassstärke scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Absolutely consistent and round profile. Well balanced and harmonious. A great old Sherrymalt without great surprises. Definitely 89 for over 90 is missing something the complexity and the moments of surprise. Too bad, unfortunately not bottled in cask strength.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Set old sherry that is getting old. Date balsamic, dark currants, a lot of sultanas, lots of old wood and dark chocolate, dusty wooden loft. After some time, strong-scented oranges and a little vanilla are added. No trace of sulfur or any miss notes.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fruity and soft, lots of juicy-tart oranges, fading with dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      88 88
      A lot of spicy oak without bitterness, dusty, leather.

  4. 11insomnium scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    After about 30-40min the flowery notes come through. Previously rather reserved.
    • Nose
      Sweet and fruity sherry, slightly spicy, after a while brown sugar, flowery and slightly nutty
    • Taste
      At first reserved in the sweetness, a bit dry, then dark dried fruit, sherry, sweet and spicy
    • Finish
      Long with spicy oak

  5. dereinejo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    I just opened a new bottle: "Clynelish Signatory for Whic 1996-2018". whic.de is a remarcable german whisky-online-shop. This whisky from a refill sherry butt: Admirable. Lovely nose and a tast of fine sherry and intense organge, fruity with a litte pepper and clove. One of ma favourites.

  6. Schattenschmied scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Sherry, cooling peppermint, nut mixture, dried fruits, raisins and dates, barely sweetness, oak spice, orange peel possibly with cloves, complex
    • Taste
      89 89
      again dried fruit, more sweetness, heavy oak notes
    • Finish
      90 90
      delicate spiciness, cocoa, milk chocolate, light hint of herbs, very warm

  7. dramark scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky for sommelier lovers.
    Full sherry but still a nice balanced blend of herbs and fruits, especially in the nose.
    • Nose
      92 92
      WOW great nose, dark ripe cherries with chocolate, full of sherry of course, oak with old dusty leather, spices like cinnamon, cloves, thyme
    • Taste
      91 91
      Sherry, very creamy, dark chocolate with raisins, nuts, dried plum, nice and spicy,
    • Finish
      90 90
      long, warm, spicy, finally hetwas tart

  8. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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