- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
- Stated Age
- 14 years old
- Refill Sherry Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 55.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Batch 19/054
- Added on
- 14 Jun 2019 7:39 am by CortheFarmer
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42 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 2005 GM
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.03 points
- A very nice drop, a wee bit too much on the mineral and too little on the waxy side, so that the beloved trademark aroma of that distillery is actually absent. Not a bad Clynelish though.
- Delicate, wax, plasticine, honey, sweet, alkohol nicely hidden
- Mineral & Herbal
Last year Gordon & Macphail gave their Connoisseurs Choice – the core range – a completely new look. This young Clynelish can still be found as it was recently bottled, for around 105 EUR.
Fairly mineral, herbal and waxy nose on peach, nettles, yellow apples and liquorice. And I must admit, at first the nose doesn’t really rock my boat. But if you leave it to breathe for a while, it becomes more interesting. More layered. Sometimes you have to be patient.
The body is surprisingly light and oily, but the typical beeswax is conspicuously absent. Again quite mineral and herbal, though. And spicy. White pepper galore, making it difficult for the fruit to shine through. Don’t get me wrong, it is good, but lacks the fruitiness I have come to expect from Clynelish. Tannins makes it even somewhat bitter and dry.
The finish is long, drying and bittersweet.
A solid Clynelish, but not a champion.