Clynelish 1993 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Stated Age
25 years old
Refill American Hogshead
Number of bottles
54.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 19/079
Added on
03 Jul 2019 10:58 am by Tijmen
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 289.14

65 × in wishlist

83 × member ratings

103 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1993 GM

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.75 points

  1. GIngi scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky ! Very aromatic and (yes) spicy notes (lovely). 77points are incomprehensible at all in my opinion!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. Kaleva scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Excellent bottling, mature, complex and rich. Oak is quite vivid here but it’s quite soft and well-integrated. Easy going on the full strengths, this whisky, however, tastes better diluted to 43-45%. Quite hard to find but definitely worth hunting.
    • Nose
      Sweet, waxy, a lot of fresh juicy fruits (yellow plums and apples, white grapes), a touch of vanilla, citrus zest, honey notes, some minerality, a bit of sour oak. Water amplifies honey and fruits, also releases some floral notes (chamomile)
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet, spicy (white and rose peppers), oily and slightly mineral, fruit soda, beeswax, dried apples, oatmeal with apple bites, lemon peel marmalade, quite strong oak
    • Finish
      Medium-long, getting dry quickly, somewhat herbal, leathery notes, fruit jam, dry tobacco and gentle slightly bitter oak

  3. SFWC scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Very hot, burnt lemons, caramels, later the Clynelishy citrus and waxy oranges arrive. Mandarin skins, sackcloth, dry barley pepper. Water doesn't help the nose too much. Plenty of citrus and some light stone minerals but not too complex and very hot.

    Taste: Oak, oak, oak , oak. Spices, nutmeg, varnishes etc. A lot of water to take the heat down and then the waxy lemons arrive. Finish is hot, did I mention hot? Chillis and curry powder and eventually some pleasant sourdough and yeasty notes but a severe lack of balance here.

    77pts from us which is 'above average' but not 'good'. There are superior modern Clynelishs from 1995/96 in our experience. For reference I tasted this blind with 2 other Clynelish, 1974 RMC (89) and 1996 'Art of Whisky' (82).

  4. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    very nice, typical Clynelish for me.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. NiklasBM scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Almost annoyingly perfect Clynelish.

  6. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Deloti scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Funtik scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur


  9. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    21 23 21 22 87

  10. ConvalRen did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Guike, wtf? 2 points!?


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