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Overall rating
89.38/100
votes
34
Whiskybase ID
WB166836
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
21 Years of Friendship
Vintage
01.04.1999
Bottled
24.08.2020
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
305054
Number of bottles
380
Strength
57.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Sukhinder Singh (The Whisky Exchange) & Toru Suzuki (The Mash Tun Tokyo)
Added on
06 Oct 2020 1:10 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 400.00

43 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1999 ElD

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.38 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Quite spirity... burns my nostrils a bit from the get go. After a few whiffs, it becomes rounder, more warming. After a couple minutes, definitely more pleasant. After five minutes, some fruits are coaxed out. It's not unique, but not bad so far. Sherried, but not super sherried, which is a win in my book. However, the Clynelish highland spirit is still a bit drowned out.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oh, this is definitely very sherried. It's rather good, but it's a tad all over the place initially. The cohesiveness needs a bit of work.. I'm somewhat surprised this is 21 years old. Unfortunately, the Clynelish waxy, fruity notes are still quite obscured. With just a few drops of water, it becomes better for sure... more defined, more clear, more focused, more fruity. Went from 89 to 90. If I had a bottle (I bought a sample), I probably would play with water more, to see if I could get it to where it needs to be. Still, this is a very good dram, but that doesn't mean I'm not disappointed.
    • Finish
      89 89
      I contemplated bidding on this in auction because of the pedigree of the two men who chose this cask, but it's probably a good thing I didn't. Quality-wise, I would not pay more than $250 USD for this, and this would have cost me more than twice as much in auction. Relax... don't chase!

      Looking at the overall score of this in WB, again, this is right on! It's an 89-90 pointer for me.

  2. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. -sAxo- scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. vk666 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  5. K C Wong scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Very powerful, I would agree that the leathery notes indicate little bit of sulphur, however, not really bad
    • Nose
      86 86
      Toffee, caramel, vanilla, hints of leather, dried fruits, little brown sugar, chocolate
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very punchy, citrus fruits, oranges, little xmas spice, more toffee, vanilla, still some leathery notes, little sherry wood, peppery,
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, burning, spicy, zesty, more peppery - water recommended

  7. Teresa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    hint of sulfur on the nose but nothing unpleasant, no sulfur on the palate, crystallised sugar, candied citrus fruits, toffee, raisin, dark fruits , oak, a bit of dirty sherry, hints of wax, very good sherried Clynelish

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