Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
High Spirits' Collection (HSC)
Bottling serie
20th Anniversary Glu Glu 2000
Stated Age
20 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
54.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
GluGlu 2000 Malt Whisky Club
Added on
09 Dec 2020 10:43 am by GLEN MAUR
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 200.00

2 × in wishlist

5 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 2000 HSC

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.80 points

  1. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    It is a period that, among us bloggers, there are a THOUSAND (cit.) Bottles of Clynelish to review: who are we to say no to one of our favorite distilleries in the Highlands and beyond? Perfectly suited to beans, the president of the very Italian Whisky Club Gluglu had a Clynelish bottled by High Spirits to celebrate the 20 years of its foundation. Considering that Gluglu is a creature of Mauro Leoni, SMWS brand ambassador for Italy, and that behind the name of High Spirits hides Nadi Fiori, historic whisky selector, well our expectations are very high. Let's not linger and pour!

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    Tasting Notes
    Color: light yellow.

    Nose: green lemon, honey and a moment of acacia. We are in the Clynelish house and we are faced with a whole candle, from smoke to its wax. To stay on the subject, there is also a matchstick. Fountain pen ink! This “dirty” side still maintains a certain elegance and composure (?!). We also seem to hear alchegengio and kumquat, which give further freshness to the profile. To close the sense of smell, we find a memory of caramelized almonds, leather and leather. The freshly opened bottle pushed a lot on the sweet / fruity side, but over time the dirtier notes of the distillate came out.

    Taste: with a basically dry body, in the mouth it is salty and vegetable. It reminds us of a curious mix of wakame seaweed, unripe pear pulp and green pepper. Then there remain the characteristics we love about Clynelish, therefore the lemon, a sensation of sea, indeed, of wet sand. To close it all, the castroneria of the week, sepia ink. Very pleasant and intense!

    Final: long, with finesse and elegance, with the return of smoke, ink and lemon. There remains a sensation of chicory, indeed of sap.

    Pairing: we asked Mauro Leoni directly, also a fetishist like us about the art of combining a distillate with food. And in fact, he pulled a nice dessert out of the cylinder, an apple baked in a pastry cage served with a citrus fruit jelly. Indeed it looks interesting! After all, SMWS whisky dinners speak for themselves, right?

    Final comment: expectations have been maintained. It is not a "wax monster", but that almost overbearing note of ink has given it its own personality that has bewitched us. It is something that we really appreciated. A bottle to open and finish. The distillery was good and its selectors were good. Salute to Gluglu Club: Sláinte!

    Rating: 9.0

    Sebastiano Segalla

  3. GLEN STOCK scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior


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