Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Private Stock
Stated Age
38 years old
Ex-Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 Jul 2010 7:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1688.65

75 × in wishlist

78 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1972 TWA

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.30 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Rambojunior83 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  3. DannyDram scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Complex, full of character, good structure and harmonious.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Orange, honey blossom, green pear, tropical fruits, dark chocolate, wet cardboard. Very nicely balanced, filigree, a lot of depth, with high intensity.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Wax, tropical fruits, maritime, rhubarb, fresh woody seasoning, cigar box, coffee brewing. Elegant, full-bodied, very balanced, delicate, silky, very nice texture and high aroma pressure.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Pear, pepper, paraffin, citrus, fine peat. Balanced, light sweetness and a long finish

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and peaty, Superb sherry, toffee, liquorice, leather, bitter orange, candied grapefruit, tobacco, coffee, brilliant!

  5. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur


    Old gold
    Spicy-salty-sharp! At the same time dull and fruity with notes of damp earth, wood, slightly overripe orange, sweet-liquid honey, as well as fruit notes of mirabelle and delicate farmy notes (hay). The salt ruled at the beginning with tingling nostrils, which, however, moved a little into the background after prolonged breathing.
    Soft, spicy and slightly tart with fruity-yellow notes of mirabelle, gold kiwi and lemon. In addition a super salty maritime and very pleasant spice with tobacco and cedar wood. The taste is overall oily-smoky underlaid and accompanied to the finish with intense soft chocolate notes - great!
    Long - still spicy, tingling and with smoky notes of pickled yellow fruit, as well as soft tobacco leaves provided. All around harmoniously delicious!
    92 points
    N: 92P / G: 93P / F: 92P

    With best thanks to our friend Roland Straßner

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    I really like this profile - it's not typically Clynelish but I tasted other old bottlings from The Whisky Agency like Speyside Region 1973 and they really manage to get hold off the best casks - excellent!
    • Nose
      Intense, honeydew, sweet nectar, fruity citrusy, orange peels - great
    • Taste
      Punchy, very oily, liquorice, mellow, thick, waxy and smooth, honey again, orange jam, sea breeze, hints of peat, lemony - superb
    • Finish
      Medium long and warm, still sweet, fruity and round - fantastic

  8. barryfox915 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Old gold-amber.
    Nose: Round, waxy, floral, on elderberry and with a
    faint smokiness and tangerine notes.
    Taste: Citric, smooth, spicy, slightly
    salty and smoky, subtle, on almond, tangerine, some orange and elderberries. The
    finish is long, waxy, slightly citric, smoky and slightly peaty.
    Impression: A very elegant Clynelish, maybe not as intense as some recently
    1972s Clynelish bottlings, but subtler and slightly more complex. Most




  9. whioli scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. aby scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    another great Clynelish with these best waxy notes, including tropical fruit and some honey  92p.


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