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Overall rating
90.01/100
votes
73
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
21.11.1995
Bottled
27.03.2019
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
11252
Number of bottles
550
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
20th Anniversary of The Whisky Exchange Exclusive
Added on
28 Jun 2019 8:39 am by Dollemalt
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 399.90

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123 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1995 SV

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.01 points

  1. funtik1975 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Disappointed

  2. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    21 22 20 21 84

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Great sherry integration with the waxy side of the distillate, some nuts, really good.

  4. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. OJK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  6. jjkmlss scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Old school sherry notes, but quite sweet and unbalanced.

    Nose: Old book, herbs, burnt caramel, persimmon

    Palate: Ruined by overwhelming sweetness, liquorice.

    Body: Not that waxy, sticky, burning and medium

    Finish: long with herbs and medical

  7. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Johannes de Silentio scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Color: Dark Amber

    Nose: Really nice, clean sherry profile. There's non-overpowering dried fruit, sweet cherries (but not cherry cough syrup, which I often find in older sherry drams), light tobacco. None of it is out-of-balance. It's clearly sherry-led, but I don't feel the Clynelish is totally obscured as a result. That's usually a positive for me, especially when you have a well-regarded distillate, so we're off to a nice start. With water, I get less sherry flavors and more typical Clynelish.

    Mouth: Powerful, big, and viscous. Despite the hefty ABV, I'm not picking up much, if any, heat when tasted neat. There's a fruity feel, but it's certainly not sweet. If anything, there's a tinge of bitterness, but that's not a strike. The palate is earthy, and it works wonderfully as a continuation of the nose. Similarly, you indubitably feel the sherry, but it's not at all like drinking certain drams that almost seem like further fortified sherry itself (thinking of certain Glendronachs, for instance). I start to feel a drying sensation with water, but still quite good.

    Finish: Solid finish bringing back the bitterness, fruit, and savoriness.

    Comments: A total hit for me. The TWE 20th Anniversary has been pretty good to us this year, hasn't it? I have been looking for a good '95 Clynelish for a little while on the basis of Serge's continual praise for the vintage. While this isn't the most "Clynelish" dram, it does nothing to disprove his affection for this era.

  9. mjts93 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Incredibly savoury on the nose. Initial nose was mildly astringent with a hint of some kind of mushrooms, old leather and walnuts. After the bottle has had some time with air this astringency and mushroom-sourness goes completely, with the nose consisting of old leather, damp earth, deep sherry, and definitely a chestnut puree note as was mentioned by serge in his review. Also a wonderful savoury note. If I had this blind I wouldn't be able to tell it was Clynelish from the nose

    Taste goes straight back to usual Clynelish markers integrated with the nosing notes above. Pleasant. Finish is long and about the same as taste with herbal, earthy notes in the fade

  10. IIIZIII scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    2019.10.02
    • Nose
      93 93
      Heavy, extremely clean, chocolaty sherry, no sulphury off notes! Concentrated, malty, bready, wonderfully deep and fruity sherry. WIth water and time it is getting more maltier.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Spicy, sherry, but very clean again. Dark/dried fruits
    • Finish
      92 92
      Very fruity, leathery, a little earth even

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