Cley Whisky Dutch Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
03 years old
Ex-Bourbon + Toasted Virgin American Finish
52.0 % Vol.
500 ml
batch 1019
Added on
25 Oct 2019 12:04 pm by ducksingel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 45.00

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Whisky Reviews for Cley Whisky Dutch Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.67 points

  1. grinface scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Better then the on at drinking strength. But there is still room for improvement. Nothing that totally convinces me with the first sip, but I would look at it again later. But only in cask strength, please! Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/11/19/erstlingswerke/

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    It's very nice to taste a 3 yo whisky on cask strength, which doesn't happen that often. It's a smooth and fruity distillate (key word: pear) which has interacted with the wood quite well. The oak has given a good dose of spice in order to create a whisky that is quite balanced for such a youngster. Don't expect a utterly complex dram, but a pleasant one instead. If you have the chance to taste it, I highly recommend it.

    I tasted it head to head with the regular 40% version. This one is more robust, and more in balanced as it is not dominated by the fruit. It has more spice, and not too much in my opinion. If you are overly sensitive to spice, then the 40% version might be the better choice for you.
    • Nose
      83 83
      It's more powerful and with some more depth than its non CS brother. There is - just as in the regular one - a fruity note of pear and red apple, but backed by some white raisin. The cereal note is rather robust (oily, husky) which works perfectly for me. The wood has added notes of graphite/pencil shaving, toffee, coconut and baking spice.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Full-bodied, oily and pleasant. There is a little sting from the alcohol, but it isn't disturbing. Pear drops, apple cake, rum raisin, a bit of lemon zest. Further: honeyed cereal bar, husks, creme brulee. Towards the end, ginger dominated spice comes into play.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short to moderate, now with more grip and influence of the wood. The ginger and other spices get louder, just like the cake-like influence. The fruit is still there, giving enough balance.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    It is a little light on the nose smells of sweet caramel , old caramac sweet bars that sort of thing.
    The palate has some nice spice and cake sponge notes but it is on the dry side.
    No need for water, decent whisky
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82


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