Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Ainslie & Heilbron
Stated Age
12 years old
57.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Red-orange label, 12 on label
Added on
09 Feb 2010 8:02 pm

Average value

€ 690.00

5 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 12-year-old GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.68 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I think this is better with a little water as it removes the harshness and releases more fruit.
    Very expressive for a 12 year, good stuff
    • Nose
      90 90
      Quite fragrant, full of stewed fruits like yellow plumb, peach, mango, hint of lemon, orange, sherbet, hints of peat, very faint smoke hints.
      You can feel the high ABV on the nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Fizzy, sharp and very fruity, all the fruit is here that the nose suggested plus some orange sponge cake.
      After a minute of so it gets creamy and more orange mixed with lemon emerges but balance wise it is all over the place which makes this one really entertaining.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, fizzy on candied fruits like you get at Christmas

      With water:-
      Water has released wisps of cigar smoke and more fruit.
      The palate is still fizzy and more fruit is evident with the trademark Clynelish wax coming through and the finish is longer

  2. lucero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Valérie scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Somewhat okayish but definitely not as good as expected
    • Nose
      87 87
      Lots of vanilla, creme brulee, little butterscotch, yellow fruits, quince
    • Taste
      86 86
      Oily, waxy, subtle sweetness, more vanilla, more yellow fruits, some minerals, little vanilla and butterscotch
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, warm

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Waxy, orange peel, stone fruits, a bit of harshness, still very nice


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