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Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
5
Whiskybase ID
WB139631
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
29.01.2010
Bottled
29.01.2019
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Barrel
Casknumber
700039
Number of bottles
60
Strength
55.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060532805400
Bottled for
Hong Kong Whisky Festival 2019 and Tiffany's New York Bar
Added on
29 Sep 2019 10:55 pm by anthony_holland
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 110.00

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5 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 2010 ElD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. b80399 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    FROM WHISKYNOTES.BE

    Nose: lovely marshmallow and guimauve notes alongside the typical paraffin! Also candy apples, banana milkshake and pineapple cubes. Scented candles. A pleasant freshness (grassy touches, lemon and star anise) which balances the candied notes. Hints of orange blossom locum too. Pretty great so far.

    Mouth: sweet and fruity again, hints of melons, lime and peaches. Hints of eau-de-vie. The oak is bigger now (pepper, grassy oak) with salty notes and light resin. Simpler but so easy to like.

    Finish: long, more on grapefruit, vanilla and lemon zest.

    Very good young Clynelish. Not very complex and a bit different from older expressions, but the fruity notes and marshmallow (and the price) make it a no-brainer really.

  2. b80399 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    FROM WHISKYFUN:

    Colour: white wine (so darker than its sister cask)

    Nose: this makes you understand why with young whiskies, some pretty active casks may work better. Indeed this has more depth, more earthy spices, and even more wax, which comes strange as the make is obviously rigorously the same. On the other hand, it’s got a fewer fruits and, above all, less killing pears. With water: some fresh baguette at 6 in the morning, some fir honeydew, and touches of thyme and tarragon. I’m sure you could prepare some marvellous sauce béarnaise with this drop. Who’s going to try that?

    Mouth (neat): exactly the same feelings, this has more depth, more lemon, more vivacity, more wax, more brine, and simply more clynelishness. With water: indeed! Grass, green oak, wax, paraffin, chalk, lemon zests, pomelos… Feels older than just 9.

    Finish: long, with some pepper, a little spearmint, the usual wax, the expected seawater, and just loads of gentler lemons and grapefruits.

    Comments: I’m extremely glad I could try these two together. Compare and contrast, or is that the other way ‘round?
    SGP:562 - 89 points.

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