Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
23 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
55.4 % Vol.
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

39 × in wishlist

84 × member ratings

126 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1995 SV

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.63 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    The nose is really light and the palate while spicy is also bitter.
    It promises alot but does not deliver, I can`t be bothered to do a full tasting note which was my intention.
    If this is how you celebrate a milestone like 20 years I dread to think what they will bottle for 25 year anniversry.
    Sub standard verging on being shite, to be honestm how this has such a high average score is too hard for me to fathom.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      70 70

  2. funtik1975 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior


  3. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      unobtrusive aromas of sherry, some dried fruits, initially slightly vinous fruit notes, a little oak. With a few drops of water more open and fruity, slightly dark, has depth, a hint of chocolate with nuts. Pleasant and appealing.
    • Taste
      87 87
      with an easy start, warm, spicy, somewhat hot, sweetish-tart, a lot of oak, becoming delicate-tart. Here, too, adding a little water brings out more fruitiness.
      The oak influence is still present, although not directly overlaying it. Spices, a hint of perfumed, warm wood notes, slightly dark, a hint of barrel and coffee. Tart to slightly bitter oak notes. Less sweet in taste than the nose suggests.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Initially tart / bitter with oak, a trace of astringent, later with light sherry fruitiness, soft, slightly malty finish.

      Not bad but from my point of view with a bit too strong wood influence.

  4. HokkaidoUni scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Out of the 23 yo cask 11242, the TWE 22 yo and the 23 yo cask 11252, cask 11252 was the clear winner for me. Beautiful whisky with enough Clynelish and enough sherry. The sherry is more juiciness rather than dried raisins and figs so if that isn’t your thing you probably won’t enjoy as much.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Nose: hugely juicy red currant and cherry juice, light tobacco, the Clynelish wax and stone dust. Official 14 has much more vanilla and butterscotch and more wax. With water: some caramel and leather rise up
    • Taste
      89 89
      Palate: cherry juice, Moroccan mint tea - deep notes not high mint notes - and wet cured chewing tobacco, some nuts, a little bitter chocolate powder, some chalky brittle wax, almost like an amaretto or marzipan umami in the back of the throat. With water : the nuts go and the amaretto goes but takes water well mellow a bit.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Finish: coffee liqueur, some tobacco, some wax. Medium

  5. HansG scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Better than the 1995 23yo dd and the 1995 single cask nation bottle. Still, it has not shown enough what we called "Clynelish's" profile. The traits of some "below average" sherry cask have done too much damage to the distillery profile.

    Not a dram to recommend, but she's not that bad.

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

    21 22 20 21 84

    The second time I try, 84 is stable, there is an opinion that they overexposed, no IMHO, a weak barrel on the face, 23 years old. young vigorous and quite tasty sherry Klai feels like 10 years old, this age also gives out an indistinct aftertaste, in general there are many Klai of which there are now, but ... but many have high ratings, so everything is ok, there are no comrades for taste and color.

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  8. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. OJK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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


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