Clynelish 2009

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
10 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon American Oak Hogshead
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Highland Whisky Festival 2019
Added on
12 May 2019 1:07 pm by WhiskyAddicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 401.56

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 2009

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.71 points

  1. Dirk scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    Quite suprissed by this to be honest. Thick mouthfeel, not to much alcohol punch and a good balance between waxy, oranges and honey notes. Yes there is quite some obvious vanilla notes here...

    They selected a very good cask for the first hand filled at Clynelish. I notice I am reaching for my glass all the time, very drinkable. Dangerous stuff!

  2. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Plenty of vanilla, but mixed with minerals. Tum tum (A Dutch candy?) It’s quite sweet alright. Caramel fudge. Yellow apples and bananas. A slight waxy note. later also orange peels. Water brings out: Butter cookies. Lemons. And less vanilla.
    • Taste
      Vanilla again. And it’s quite creamy. Caramel. Oranges and a hint of honey. It’s spicy too, a touch of cinnamon, peppers. Minerals here as well. Water: Much softer. Adds lemons. The spices are more in the background. And it becomes fresher.
    • Finish
      The finish is mid-long. With spices, mostly cloves. Minerals. Caramel. And somewhat salty.

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    With water, I find this in the 86 point range, without it's closer to 80.
    • Nose
      Lots of vanilla (LOTS), but also zesty lemon and winegums, with a touch of honey and burlap. Pretty lively, with a soft spiciness. Water brings out more of a classic beeswax-y profile, with green apples and stone fruits.
    • Taste
      Creamy stuff with a fairly spicy arrival (cloves and chili pepper), followed by a fair amount of vanilla, and a touch of resin. Water brings out an interesting hoppiness, a whiff of lemon and chalkiness as well.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, lemon. Medium in length.


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