Clynelish 1982 MoS

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
51.5 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
28 jan 2010 5:27 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 343.18

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Whisky reviews for Clynelish 1982 MoS

13 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.60 points.

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very good Clynelish who could have passed the 90s without this little plastic note on the nose.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Baked apple, pear, lemon zest, yuzu. Light roasted pineapple.
      Lightweight plastic, wax, solvent.
      Pepper, schnapps, light milk chocolate, and Milky Way.
      A very light herbaceous peat.
    • Taste
      90 90
      In the mouth it is oily and salty.
      The fruit is more intense than on the nose, with roasted pineapple, tangerine, apricot.
      We also have a large milky component, mainly with milk chocolate.
      Pepper, light oak, and always a light herbaceous peat
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long finish on chocolate, pepper, smoke and ash. Herbaceous and waxed.

  2. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
      Similar to the #5894, but much more expressive. Overripe apples and pears, bitter wood and oakiness. Vanilla is huge here, and it makes the nose very creamy and milky. Light hint of wax paper, and candle. After a while, the honey dew from the #5894 appears here too, with some winter melon too. The nose gets lifted after a sip, and the grassy notes coming out gradually. Some cheese-like smell too, with some camphor (Bingo!) and lemon zest. Wonderful.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A lot heavier than the #5894, with those overripe fruits from the nose, lemon, and some faint waxiness. Some light earthiness, and almond. Slight bit of saltiness.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Refreshing finish, similar to the #5894, but this is longer, and more precise. Lemon and almond, wax and citrusy. And some light oakiness, and faint wood smoke.

  3. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Another excellent Clynelish and as far as I remember more enjoyable to me than its sister cask 5894.
    • Nose
      Honey and paraffin. Yellow and tropical fruits with peaches, passion fruits, mangoes, grapefruits. Apple pie. Hints of ginger and mineral notes with hessian.
    • Taste
      Waxy, zesty, spicy, fruity (tropical notes again) and slightly oaky. Mineral notes too. A pinch of salt.
    • Finish
      Long, honeyed and spicy with lingering ginger.

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasting one of my favorite distilleries today in Clynelish. Another one from an independent bottler. I've had good luck with independently bottled Clynelish in the past so I'm looking forward to this one. Let's see how it tastes.

    Nose begins with lots of honey then minerals and tropical fruit salad and then more of the typical distillery notes appear.

    Palate carries on where the nose left off with thick and creamy honey then salted vanilla fudge and tropical fruit syrup. More of the wax and minerality coming around shortly afterwards.

    Finishes off with beeswax, then salt appearing prominently amongst the minerals, followed by a dash of sweet spices. Finish lingers for a while before it fades nicely.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. yapi did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Clynelish 27 yo 1982 (51,5%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask #5895, 263 btl.)

    Nose: even more beeswax than already expected in Clynelish. Also much more tropical fruit notes (tangerine, melon, peaches on syrup) and honey. Hints of biscuits. Baked apples. A hint of lemon grass. Marzipan. Overall quite sweet but with just enough oak and spices to… well… spice it up a little. What an exceptional profile. Mouth: an extension to the nose, fruity and still quite waxy but it’s less sweet. There’s a bit more oak now and a few flinty notes. Gets drier over time, with a salty edge and hints of tea and ginger. Finish: honeyed and waxy. The spiciness is still growing.

    This Clynelish 1982 has all the typical distillery elements and is less austere and ‘warmer’ than the release by Whisky Agency / Daily Dram. Especially the nose is extremely attractive which makes it one of the better Clynelish I’ve tried. Around € 100. It was sold out in no-time, but recently the sister cask has been released (cask #5894), and I’ve heard it’s very very similar, so make sure you don’t miss it.

    Score: 91/100

    Ruben, whiskynotes

  7. yapi did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Clynelish 27y 1982/2010, 51.5%, Malts of Scotland, cask 5895, 263 bottles - Highland
    Mmm, that nose is good! Recognizable Clynelish, but of the best that they have to offer there. The typical beeswax, the smooth honey, the blissful fruit, everything very concentrated and perfectly balanced. The fruit is coming more and more forward over time. Pineapple, lime, apricot, pear, melon and I know a lot. Almonds. Roasted almonds. Wood and the associated spiciness. On the tongue this whisky is firm and mouth filling. He combines very nice soft and sweet fruitiness (lemon, grapefruit) with coastal aromas. Zilt, seaweed. Herbal tea. Camomile. Linde? The spicy variant is also included. I am thinking mainly of nutmeg and pepper. Pretty much wood too. Long, warm and waxy finish with the fruit that also serves here. Yep, this may stand in the list. Especially the nose is absolute top. 91/100
    Johan, Uncut

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Kiezentriebwein scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice nose and then ...
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. ALouis scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Color: Gold

    Nose :
    attack on the wax, honey and yellow fruits typical of the

    The minerality of this
    Clynelish is more discreet than the sister cask C # 5894, but
    present, on wet stones.

    Some traces of
    vanilla and spices in the background.

    Mouth :
    The mouth is sweet and floral at first with a good dose of
    honey, yellow fruits and lemon.

    It evolves towards
    more mineral notes and wax.

    The addition of water brings
    a beautiful balance between the fruit and the wax.

    Long enough final
    on the flavors in the mouth.

    Note that this
    bottle has been open for quite some time and the oxidation has been
    beneficial because at the beginning this whisky was closed and more marked by

  11. Kostik scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Perhaps the most beautiful nose that I have been able to perceive to date. The rest is below but of very high level, with a good consistency.
    • Nose
      Extremely fresh at first (anise, thyme). We have honey, fresh fruit (peach) and exotic fruits (pineapple, lichi). Peppermint as a backdrop, and farmhouse accents smell of potato cellar. Absolutely stunning.
    • Taste
      Superb texture Powerful, of course honey, stewed fruit, wood bark and aromas like "salt meadow". Noticeably less fruity than the nose.
    • Finish
      Powerful, with spices, always a lot of honey and a return of exotic fruits at the end of the course.

  12. lexus scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    One of my favorite clynelish of the 80's.
    • Nose
      First honeyed, waxy, on the marzipan ... looks pretty much like the last Synch Elli or perfect dram 1982 ... then with a few minutes of aeration, there a change takes place, the fruity "à la seventies "for those who know is entering ... ripe fruit, exotic wishes, a real fruit basket, juicy apricot too ... undeniably, it reminds me of the versions of the selection, celtic legend or other bottling 1970-1971 ... Very sweet ... as you taste it, it plays, juggles between these 2 sides: waxy or fruity ..
    • Taste
      Palate: first saline, a little coastal and then again this wave of fruity bombs ... we must love this exhubérance of fruits and this coastal style ... really unique to clynelish (different benriach 76 or other bomwore 68). ..a sweetness, warmth, a fruity nothing "fat" that stick to the palate ... a pure moment of happiness ...
    • Finish
      Final: faithful to the mouth of beautiful length but whose retro-olfaction lasts again and againâ € |

  13. I_SPEY scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A realy amazing and absolute fantastic whisky- a real Stunner!
    Thx JB :-)
    • Nose
      <n> Very oaky, vanilla, leather and sea smell;<+w> softer and nicer.
    • Taste
      <n> citrus fruits, oilyish, vanilla, tannins;<+w> perfect palate, still lovely oilyish in the aftertaste!!
    • Finish
      medium to long, little wineish.

  14. SilentStill scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Among the really great malts of scotland bottlings without a doubt one of the weaker ones.
    • Nose
      Fairly strong and equally malty, juicy apricots / nectarines, fresh and unmistakably maritime.
    • Taste
      Very strong, the maltiness is weaker than in the nose, the fruity notes are no longer so present.
    • Finish
      Medium in length and without new flavors. Something disappointing.


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