Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection
Stated Age
22 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
6521 (part)
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 May 2019 2:01 pm by Vassago Clynelish
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 279.00

38 × in wishlist

61 × member ratings

130 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 SV WHIC

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.69 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:

  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. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very horny and above all noble Clynelish. The drinking strength suits him very well.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Raisins and plums, beeswax, orange peel, fine oak tones, some glue and furniture polish
    • Taste
      89 89
      Creamy, orange peel, again very noble on the part of oak spice, slightly mineral, drier at the back, heat builds up over time
    • Finish
      90 90
      Spicy and creamy finish, coffee and cocoa dominate, now wonderfully warming, a long and intense finish

  4. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The other half of the barrel was bottled at cask strength for fassstark.de.
    The Sherry Butt has done a good job despite the refill and sets the tone in all areas. The dilution did "little harm" to the whisky
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. 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.

  6. g00se scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great part, very mature and balanced. The refill barrel lets the waxy character through from the small blending.
    That it is not cask strength is also the only point of criticism.

    Ahh and the price ;-)

  7. Numwierum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Smell: raisins, dates and oranges. Appealingly sweet, brown sugar, with a little waxy, some leather and subtle spicy oak notes.
    Taste: It grabs vigorously, but not unpleasantly. Sweet sherry tones spread. Add some nut, chocolate and orange peel. The waxy Clynelish character comes through discreetly.
    Finish: Pleasantly long, dry and oak spice spreads without being bitter.
    Conclusion: Nice age and well matured whisky, which has retained its character and is bottled in a pleasant drinking strength.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Dramtastisch scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  9. 11insomnium scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    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


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