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Clonakilty Port Cask Finish Clky

Overall rating
82.50/100
votes
7
Whiskybase ID
WB140376
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Clonakilty (Clky)
Bottling serie
Cask Finish Series
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Port Cask Finish
Casknumber
Batch 0021
Number of bottles
600
Strength
43.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 oct 2019 10:19 pm by holborndrinker
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 55.18

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Whisky Reviews for Clonakilty Port Cask Finish Clky

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.50 points

  1. WhiskyShaman scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    This needed time just like the double oak finish.

    I'm glad I gave it an extra day, because it was much better on the second tasting.

    I'm still missing the dark fruit that I would have expected to be there, but I've picking up a little more nuance everywhere apart from the nose.

    The honey in the approach is accompanied by a butteriness that I'm sure wasn't there before and the grains seem better integrated.

    The finish brought back the stone fruits from the nose which was completely absent from day 1 and the wood, which is still quite dry, is now much less bitter. Not surprising as again, the bitterness in the double oak receded overnight as well.

    It's quite interesting. This is apparently an older grain whisky, with a younger malt and I have to say, the malt is definitely taking a back seat.

    I also wouldn't have clocked this as a port finish on a blind tasting unless I was really focussed on that dry and tannic finish that might just have a bit of black grape skin about it, especially since the whisky I had directly before this (the Mosgaard aged in a reassembled cask of ruby and tawny port) wore those dark fruits so prominently.

    I'll definitely be keeping an eye on Clonakilty
    • Nose
      Ripe apricot and stone fruits. Candied almonds, sweet, perfumed oak, breakfast cereal, pineapple gummy bears.
    • Taste
      Very light honey, then prickly and peppery oak spice, then back to sweet and grainy
    • Finish
      dwindling white pepper, stone fruit conserve, cinnamon and nutmeg drying wood.

  2. Sporx scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Fruity, artificial sweetness, slightly spicy, slightly metallic

    taste
    Fruity, sweet, creamy, spicy

    finish
    Medium length, spicy

  3. Mapl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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