Cley Whisky Dutch Single Malt Whisky

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
03 years old
Ex-Bourbon + Toasted Virgin American Finish
40.0 % Vol.
500 ml
batch 1019
Added on
29 Oct 2019 8:13 pm by Ras Mazunga

Average value

€ 37.50

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Whisky Reviews for Cley Whisky Dutch Single Malt Whisky

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.29 points

  1. grinface scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Young and frankly not always my cup of tea. I really liked the nose, though. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/11/19/erstlingswerke/

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    In the category "young and spiritely" this is a pleasant dram. Don't expect huge complexity. It's a whisky with a good portion of fruit (pear), and creamy notes of maturation on wood. This triple distilled whisky is pleasant to drink. I prefer it to drams such as Glenlivet Founder's Reserve.
    Tasted head to head with the cask strength version. This one is more fruit-forward and a bit less balanced. Still it's definitely a good whisky considering its age.
    • Nose
      82 82
      It's obvious that this whisky is young, but the nose is balanced. Perhaps the triple distillation works to get a soft spirit which is quite receptive to wood. What you get is a nose with ample orchard fruit (mainly pear) and red apple, some fusel oils (husks) which are a good balance to the fruitiness. It has picked up some vanilla, coconut and baking spice from the wood.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Quite chewy and viscous, with sufficient power. It is still dominated by pear, but with a creamy side (creme brulee) and toffee. Medium-sweet feel, not harsh or bitter at all.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Moderate of length, fading away pleasantly on pear, ginger bread, baking spice, vanilla custard. Not too complex but pleasant.

  3. Floor scored this whisky 59 points Member Senior

    thanks to it's home advantage my socre is on the positive side... Still searching for the gamechanging rye.

    there will be a version that matires in an old Coal Ila barrel, hoping that will be the one!

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    Not for me, it already has woody bitterness and it is only 3 years old.
    It actually gets a little sweeter as you go on and does improve, so my first impression is incorrect but an aperitif before the aperitif's at best.
    On the plus side this is my very first Dutch whisky :)
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      71 71


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