Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
48.7 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
22 Apr 2010 5:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 315.00

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90 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1982 MoS

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.03 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A delicate and tastefull Clynelish, not the best I've come across but enjoyable anyway.
    • Nose
      Fruity, slightly tropical. Violet. Grassy and wet stones. But also malty and some cardboard.
    • Taste
      This is better, warm mouthfeel. Oily and waxy, typical Clynelish for me. Banana's and pineapple. Cinnamon and ginger. A little peppery later on. It's al very delicate, not outspoken.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Bitter-sweet. Some oak at the end

  2. goran scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    From Whiskyfun:

    Clynelish 1982/2010 (48.7%, Malt of Scotland, bourbon hogshead, cask #5894, 229 bottles)  Colour: pale gold. Nose: starts with a blast of fresh oak, including big whiffs of fresh varnish, clear and loud. Once again, you get accustomed to those notes and you get then notes of cider apples and green pears plus quite some vanilla custard and the trademark waxy notes. Also notes of cedar wood (brand new cigar humidor, if you see what I mean) and maybe a little young comté cheese, which I always enjoy (comté is an un-cheesy cheese!) With water: some smoke! Barbecue? And some green curry, cardamom… And fresh putty. What a nose! Mouth (neat): wowie! It seems that these great 1982/1983 Clynelishes now come to a perfect age. Anybody screaming that young whisky is ‘globally’ as good as old whisky should try this baby. Anyway, digressing again…  The main flavours (you know them, wax, garden fruits, lemon and minerals) start to decompose into many ‘smaller’ flavours, which is what we expect from perfect whisky maturation I guess (and what you do not seem to be able to get from speeded-up ageing, whichever the ‘wood’ you use). Digressing yet again, I’d better talk about this whisky. It’s great. With water: it’s even greater. State of the art. Finish: I’ve watched a movie by Soviet director Mikhail Kalatozov last night. It was really cool but just as long as this Clynelish’s finish (you rhymester!) Maybe because it was in Russian and I don’t understand Russian? Comments: enough babbling, this one’s stunning. Enorme, as we say in French. SGP:562 - 93 points.

  3. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Smell: perfect alcohol strength, giving a comfortable environment for capturing aromas. Cream, jam and classic waxy symbols appear one by one, sober for a while. Scattered cigar box fragments and lemon peel particles form an elegant wood texture, which is very impressive. Relaxed and happy.

    Drink: The warm body of the wine falls on the chin, and the astringency grows here. It becomes a hotbed for kittens. Here you can find all kinds of kittens, such as grease, spices, citrus, herbs, dizzying, every frame is Blockbuster

    Feeling: The 80-year-old kitten has ushered in a great era. After some of its wildness has faded, it no longer babbles its teeth and dances its claws, but turns around and wears gorgeous new clothes. This bottle of MOS is bottled in barrel number #5894 And another barrel number #5895 is called the sacred sister barrel, which is highly representative of the kittens of this period. The fragrance of this'sister' bottle is subtle and rich. During the tasting, the mind will think of many things like a marquee. The taste of the picture is really beautiful.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I added water to this, it is a good swimmer for sure.
    Quite light on the nose which is mainly on white fruits. the palate is quite punchy but not much fruit on show at first but then it appears with some punchy peat with a nutty angle.
    This has quite a varied profile, I only had a sample but I think you would need at least 10cl to really explore this one, still the first impression is a good one.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Fresh honey dew hit your nose immediately, followed by the lovely coastal character. The brininess is wonderful here, with a touch of camphor, which makes it even better. Refreshing apple cider, After a while, some furniture wood, and the waxiness is very subtle, the smoke is very subtle as well. Some sort of cooking spice appear after a sip, and vanilla too.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fresh and vibrant, delicate and silky. Fine oakiness, slightly bitter, lemon, minerals, saltiness. Green apples, with a hint of smokiness and waxiness.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Fresh, but not very long, with tiger balm, waxy, and bitter wood.

  6. peteofbryne scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Fruitiness, oak and spices in very good balance. Nice complexity and subtle finish.
    (Neat tasting only)
    • Nose
      88 88
      Lovely oak, apple, under-ripe pear, sliced sun melon, vanilla, green orange peel.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Light cardamon, gingery spice, oily, light wax coat, mild oak sweetness, no noticeable tannin bites. Did I detect a whiff of sandalwood hovering at the back of my mouth?
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-to-long finish, pleasant lingering oak and spice. Nice complexity and subtlety balanced by medium abv.

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Clynelish always manages to be very "own" and yet to be typical Clynelish, a great malt with special notes that has perfect drinking strength.
    • Nose
      Very special, jute bags, dew, moss, pear, lemon grass, green tea, licorice, camphor, anise, you feel like in a tea-office, cardamom, vanilla, a touch of light honey
    • Taste
      Fresh, very light honey, fennel, tangerines, lemon, pear, green apple, all citrus fruits gently through, camphor, ginger, white pepper, passion fruit later and papaya in the background, linen sacks, hay, lemon grass, white chocolate, almonds, vanilla, Touch salt, incense sticks
    • Finish
      Incense sticks, fine malt, linen sacks, ginger and citrus peel, long

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose: delicious old clynelish, classic profile with some hints of lemon and hay.

    perfectly balanced, the finish could have been longer.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 375,-€ at Whiskyauction 10/2015

  10. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Malts Of Scotland 27 years (1982 to 2010) Distilled: 1982/12/15 Bottled: 2010/03 BOURBON HOGSHEAD 48.7% 229 Bottles Cask No: 5894 MoS 's CRINE LISH in 1982. The scent starts from the sweet smell of honey, gradually the citrus scent, including lemon and others. As I drank it, I got citrus freshness and sourness from the sweetness of honey, Muscat came to the end, and it was really refreshing. Alcohol frequency of 48.7% made a very good impression, highlighting the refreshing feeling of the second half. The finish spreads plenty of fruit feeling fantastic! Tenderness of yesterday's TWE came out as personality, and the condition of watering was perfect. Meanwhile, MoS 82 is a bottle that is fresh, refreshing and enjoys fun. http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=2501


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