Clynelish 1995 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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
gb United Kingdom
Added on
28 Jun 2019 8:39 am by Dollemalt
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 344.03

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1995 SV

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.72 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. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    Starts interesting on the nose, pretty OK on the palate but becomes quite herbal bitter in the end - I don't mind the bitterness but probably better to have as aperitif or a bitter after dinner
    • Nose
      86 86
      Old wooden cabinet, caramel, hints of toasted bread, whiffs of leather shoes, spices, cardamom, caraway, chocolate - not bad
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oily, creamy, little liquorice, subtle sweetness, spices, little herbal, dark chocolate, sherry wood, hints of tar, little leather
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long, warn, spicy, zesty, herbal, a bit bitter in the end

  3. Funtik scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. JeanChan scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Lower than my expectation in SV 1995 CLYNELISHs.

  5. SimonOHA scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not bad in absolute terms but below other Clynelish 95 Sherry in my opinion.
    • Nose
      Nose on salted butter caramel, lightly toasted butter brioche, dried fruits, a little sulfur.
    • Taste
      Oily palate, spices, grassy, barely receding wax, sulfur and bitterness a little disturbing.
    • Finish
      Warm, spicy and slightly bitter finish.

  6. MasterMork scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  7. shend1982 scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    Amazing malt! Definitely the best among these 1995 sv Clynelish.

  8. weimobrother scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    The 1995 kitten from San Fuli's clothing review, 23 years of wine age, this is not a gentle kitten, he is a barrel with 55.4% alcohol. Close to soy sauce color, red wine color, not bad. Does the iconic wax texture of refill sherry butt have a hint of sulfur, followed by woody aromas, syrup, candied fruit, too fatty aromas, sweet and greasy grapes, and rich fruity aromas. Just mention that the familiar wax texture is wrapped in the tongue coating. The black texture is bitter and sweet at first, and the ending rhyme is more spice.

  9. whiskytornado scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • 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.


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