Clynelish 1995 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
23 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
56.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Jan 2020 12:08 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 280.96

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1995 SV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.60 points

  1. aspa scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Slightly sulphurous on the nose, strong sherry, but then nice and maritime, salty, oily, mineral and slightly dirty. More on tap than from the distillery for me. The glass had been standing around open for half an hour.
    Citrus fruits then slowly emerge, green apples, and after swirling the whisky around in the glass, these fruity notes also become significantly stronger. This is more reminiscent of the distillery character, but without the typical beeswax so far.
    The nose has perfectly integrated alcohol, nothing stings and you give him at least the 23 years he has. The sulfur now evaporates and can hardly be felt any more.
    The sherry then comes back a little stronger, that is a great interaction and results in a nice complexity.
    There are also brown sugar and dark chocolate, along with raisins soaked in rum. Delicious!
    In the mouth first the sherry notes with raisins and brown sugar. Slightly bitter and light sulfur. Then add the salty maritime flavors. The citrus fruits remain in the background. A light pepper is added, which then becomes even stronger in the finish. The mineral and waxy aromas that one would expect I do not find so far, that's a shame. For me the whisky tastes more like sherry barrel than clynelish. There are now other spices added and the bitter wood note gains strength.
    The finish is mainly bitter dark chocolate and oak, plus very light wax but then a lot of pepper and very spicy and tart aromas dominate.

    All in all, this is a delicious whisky, but not necessarily recognizable as Clynelish for me.

    N-90, T-88, F-86, a total of 88 points in the first tasting.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. prz22 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Honestly, kind of disappointing, much weaker comparing to cask 8672 from same vintage and cask type.

    Still, not bad malt with specific sour-sherry profile but definitely too much cask driven when comparing to mentioned above bottling.

  3. Svarttt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful sherry-matured Clynelish that does not crush the distillate.
    • Nose
      91 91
      A nice sherry sweet, beeswax. Makes you want to more.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Full-bodied, sweetly spicy. Alcohol very nicely integrated.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium length.

  4. Sidney87 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Another successful Clynelish vase from the sherry barrel. However, I already had noticeably better individual barrels from the row in the glass. The Clynelish character comes through here a little less, all rather dominating on the peppery-spicy (bitter) side. Very good in itself, but weaker than some of the previous bottlings.
    • Nose
      89 89
      minimal sulfur note at the beginning which then evaporates; first more spicy; dark fruits increasingly come to the fore; Dried fruits; Raisins; some red fruits (towards cherries); Citrus flavors; Oak
    • Taste
      88 88
      full-bodied; sweet and spicy; dark fruits; Raisins; also here a minimal, non-disturbing sulfur note; increasingly peppery spicy notes; slightly tart-bitter oak towards the finish
    • Finish
      87 87
      peppery-spicy; Bitter chocolate; slightly dusty tart-bitter oak

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. yen0712 scored this whisky 94 points Newbie


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