Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Creative Whisky Company (CWC)
Bottling serie
Exclusive Casks
Stated Age
27 years old
Fresh European Oak Finish
45.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Jul 2010 10:37 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 545.28

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1982 CWC

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.32 points

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      roses, bit waxy, honey, elegant, furniture wax
    • Taste
      83 83
      red chillies, pencil cuttings, some nuts
    • Finish
      85 85
      spicy, wood, herbal, some fruits

  2. EJS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Skiddilly scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is one peculiar whisky. I've tasted it several times and can't form a uniquivocal opinion. I'd score it somewhere inbetween 84 an 90 points.

    The cold thea spices combined with some waxiness give it a 'cola like' finish.

  4. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 229 € at Whiskyauction in Feb. 2016

  5. yapi did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Clynelish 27 yo 1982 (45.5%, Exclusive Casks, finished in fresh European oak, cask #9865, 2010)  Colour: amber with orange hues. Nose: it’s always better to try such bottlings blind because of course, once you know that there’s new oak, you get new oak. My bad. Having said that, I like these slightly farmy notes that hint at neighbouring Brora distillery, the new leather, the whiffs of pencil shavings and fresh sawdust, then the mocha and café latte, vanilla, beeswax, young Swiss cheese (not cheesy at all, rather flowery), dog rose tea, toasted bread and oak… It’s not very ‘Clynelish’ in my opinion but this difference is pleasant. Mouth: this is more ‘Clynelish’ for sure, even if it’s a tad unlikely. The saltiness is rather obvious, the resinous waxiness as well, there’s also something slightly meaty/yeasty (brown sauce?), some walnut liqueur (the one you make using green nuts with the bur)… It’s all very different, without Clynelish’s usual crispness.  Finish: medium long. Notes of cured ham and herbal liqueur in the aftertaste. Comments: right, this is difficult whisky. As a Clynelish lover, I’m missing Clynelish. As someone who’s regularly tasting quite a few whiskies, I applaud the rather ‘whacky’ profile, because this whisky is unlike any other whisky. Vive la difference! Now, as always, I’d have been keen on trying this baby before finishing… SGP:452 - 80 points.

    Serge Valentin on whiskyfun

  6. Willie JJ scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    It's all over the place with little in the way of balance, but I kinda like it.
    • Nose
      Lots of fruit, spice and tannins. Really powerful and utterly fascinating, like spiced cold tea.
    • Taste
      A bit thinner on the palate, but quite resinous and a lot like chewing a
      used teabag that's been sprinkled with sugar. Strangely fascinating.
    • Finish
      It gets a lot sweeter here, with juicy fruit which then dries to a light pepper.


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