Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Highlander Inn (HI)
Bottling serie
2019 Single Cask Bottling
Stated Age
23 years old
Number of bottles
57.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2019 2:04 pm by jstep83
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 417.51

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29 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1995 HI

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.81 points

  1. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Big and powerful. A Clynelish that just keeps on giving.

    On the nose, lots of cough medicine and cream soda. Vanilla extract and orange notes are also present. With water, the waxiness intensifies and forms an immensely powerful and complex nose. Fresh green grass and a tad of broken-in high quality calf leather (Connolly leather in a Jaguar E-type) emerges. Notes of pepper can also be detected in the background. A Clynelish that resembles legendary Brora bottlings?! Old school indeed.

    On the palate, full butter creamy goodness. Full-blown vanilla and oak sweetness with a side of pepper spice. Citrus and fresh lemonade also comes to the foreground. What a beast! Clynelish is famous for these profiles but they are rarely delivered with this much tenacity and intensity. With water and time, the oiliness and waxiness increases and engulfs your palate in its entirety. A cask that seems to have lots to give and rightfully shows its proper maturity.

    The finish is long and leads with sweet cough medicine, orange and citrus notes, but then transitions to a drier medicinal finish towards the end.

    The similarities between this and older Broras cannot be ignored. Unlike the current Clynelish 14, this is unapologetically representative of Clynelish's profile and outwardly complex and flavourful. This bottling surpassed my expectations in every way and I only hope there is more to come.

  2. sphinx scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  3. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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  4. Seanzhang scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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  5. gaboruso scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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  7. Saika scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    A quite unusual Clynelish. Bold and delicate at the same time. It would be a legendary bottle after a few years.

  8. chriscrossross scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    So very Clynelish! Very punchy, herbal, waxy, orchard fruits and citrus zest. And what a nice long finish!


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