Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 106.55

16 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 2005 GM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.03 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.

  2. qzek scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Delicate, wax, plasticine, honey, sweet, alkohol nicely hidden

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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.

  4. Mark-E scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Davidveen scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87


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