Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 143
Stated Age
23 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
47.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Added on
30 Mar 2020 3:19 pm by Roger Chaim
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 MBA

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.84 points

  1. Ostap scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Well-balanced whisky, consistent. Age made him smooth, harmonious, smooth and a little, in English, emotionless.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet pastries, candies, apples, mineral, pears, vanilla and iris, peel of white grapes, wax, vigilant, unripe peach.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, wax, fruit, apple, ginger, vanilla, candy.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Fruit (apples), mineral, a little pepper, oily, long, notes of gooseberry jam, vanilla, red currant.

  2. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Balance (23)
    A wonderful molt, I taste it at 4 am, after a hard day (and week) (91)
    • Nose
      delicious aroma of tropical fruits, custard, bananas, citrus, lemon pies, chocolate waffles ... more minerality, salt and spices. Excellent bourbon extract (23)
    • Taste
      Tropics, vanilla and chocolate tree, juicy, bright (23)
    • Finish
      At the finish of spices, a drop of acetone, fruit, vanilla, chocolate with a banana.

  3. KonstUA scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22.5, taste 22, finish 23, balance 22.5

  4. olegborgol scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Good job, Martin! 22,5-23-22,5-23

  5. Yarema scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It is necessary to allow at least 80 ml to breathe and drink ! Then a scent develops that in the nose resembles the age-old speysides from Мaltbarn. The taste and aftertaste are very good, but already easier from the expected ... but an empty glass is the real charm of oak in bourbon for which I give +
    Nose - 23
    Taste - 23
    Finish - 22
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 90
    Although the nose promised an interesting adventure, I tried it and in the end it turned out to be easier than I would like ...
    Nose - 23
    Taste - 22
    Finish - 22
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 89

  6. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F22 B22

  7. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    21 22 22 22 87

    delicious drinking Clay, not rich and doesn't give much expression, but overall very good!

  8. Simon Stood scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior


  9. Kensay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Good balanced whisky. The overall impression is slightly spoiled by the herbal bitterness, which is noticeably felt throughout the entire process. There is a little lack of density in the body. The whisky is open and immediately inviting
    • Nose
      Open fresh, exotic fruits, lemon juice, vanilla and cinnamon, fresh baked goods. Delicious
    • Taste
      Citruses, lemon zest, young wood, honey wax
    • Finish
      More citruses, some spices and young wood


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