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Clynelish 1997

Overall rating
90.33/100
votes
51
Whiskybase ID
WB16176
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Managers' Choice
Vintage
10.04.1997
Bottled
19.02.2009
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon American Oak
Casknumber
4341
Number of bottles
216
Strength
58.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Jun 2010 5:22 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 565.51

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.33 points

  1. pere scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Waxy, a bit fruity, a bit spicy, sweet fruits, pear, vanilla, a bit meaty, a bit difficult.
    • Taste
      Spicy, fruits, pear, a bit of smoke, apricots, fruity freshness.
    • Finish
      A bit of sweet fruits, spices, a bit dry.

  2. meister-melzer scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    great

  3. Teresa scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Usually another HQ Manager's Choice! Excellent young matured, well presented the distillery character.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Floral. Waxy fruits, pina colada, vanilla and lacquered wood.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Powerful, oily and creamy. Citruses, waxy fruits, vanilla and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, dry, fruity.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A great young Clynelish, well worth buying at the right price,  lots of body and character.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    With a few drops of water:-

    The nose is a little sweeter but the palate is very fizzy now with more sweet fruit and the peat is firmly in the background.

    Excellent.
    • Nose
      Floral and fruity on summer flowers like daisy and fruit is on apple  & pineapple with some apple turnover thrown in and icing sugar.
    • Taste
      creamy & sweet at first and for a few seconds subdued but then a wave of crisp peat comes in mixed with lots of white fruit and a little mango. A hint of bitterness emerges with some wafer notes , overall its very nice.
    • Finish
      Good medium length and staying sweet but a little drying.

  7. Cast Olila scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Clynelish 1997/2009 'Manager's Choice' (58.5%, OB, cask #4341, 216 bottles)  

    From first fill bourbon American oak. Previewed it in August – loved it. Who said unsurprisingly? Colour: straw/white wine. Nose: typically Clynelish, but with an added layer of sweet oak and vanilla at very first sniffs. Maybe pencil shavings as well. Having said that and as often, your nostrils are quick to get used to those big sweet notes and all the finer details do appear, here all things flinty, waxy and fruity (white garden fruits, apples, pears – although it’s not pearish at all i.e. youngish). So far, it may well be one of the best ciders out there ;-). With water: all the sweet, very fruity and rather vanilled notes disappeared and it’s now a superbly austere and flinty Clynelish, with maybe only faint whiffs of roses and maybe lilies of the valley in the background, which makes it surprisingly delicate and even… feminine! Viva water! Mouth (neat): oily mouth feel, with big limes, big wax, big bitter oranges and kumquats and… quite some ginger, nutmeg and vanilla from some active oak. The oak makes it rather sweeter than other young Clynelishes. There’re also a few jelly babies wandering around (any colours, really). With water: very interesting that some Managers would have chosen this cask. With water, it became wonderfully mono, or maybe bi-dimensional, which may not be as strange as it sounds. Tinned fruits galore! Finish: long, clean, still narrow but beautifully fruity. Ripe pears in the aftertaste. Comments: again, it’s interesting that some Distillery Managers would select such a cask. It’s big, it’s simple, but it’s perfect. SGP:662 - 90 points.Notes by Serge on whiskyfun.com

  10. Fight65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic bottling !! Citrus notes and a hint of vanilla dominate the nose. In the taste first peppery, salty notes which then turn into a sweet-fruity (strawberries, Marschmellons), fantastically long finish.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      94 94

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