Overall rating
Single Malt
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Stated Age
27 years old
Number of bottles
59.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Joint Bottling with La Maison du Whisky
Added on
30 Aug 2010 12:41 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 643,33

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1982 DD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.01 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  Clynelish owns one of the greatest distillery profiles (after Lagavulin) and it is in that respect on eye-level with Glen Garioch and Highland Park (to me).  Brora was even on par with Lagavulin and old Ardbeg.  So I try to taste as much seasoned Clynelish as I can get my hands on...And this is another great bottling.  The nose is both delicate and complex with dozens of different aromas, all very nicely balanced.  Really love this...  On the palate there is a coating and charming arrival that immediately waters your mouth, before several different layers of melted flavours attack your tastebuds.  Hard to name them all, so find out yourself.  With water it gets even more adorable...

    The finish is not very long, but again very complex and sublime.  Another proof that Clynelish is one of the finest distilleries of our time. So please, Diageo, bottle more of this delicious stuff for us... (or sell it to IBs like this superb cask)!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Complex Clynelish, especially the nose is outstanding.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Sherry, coconut, exotic fruits, lacquered wood, honey and citruses.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Powerful. Big fruity start, then tanninc oak and spices.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, spicy, creamy.

  3. MrRancho scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Absolutely admit some water helps him unfold
    • Nose
      Beautiful interwoven, fine aromas: acacia, sherry, paraffin, lychee, papaya.
    • Taste
      Sweet exotic fruits like papaya, mango, pineapple, also passion fruit, kumquat, lime. Light wood notes, glue.
    • Finish
      Remains fruity and with adhesive notes on the palate.

  4. whiskyreini scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Dede scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A big Clynelish of the 80's. I should have bought some!
    • Nose
      Very powerful, the alcohol immediately comes to tingle nostrils. The signature of the distillery is however immediately felt with beautiful waxy notes, then yellow fruits galore (peach, apricot, then exotic fruits) and a maritime side (spray) more pleasant. A pinch of white pepper and ginger raises the whole. It is very beautiful, especially since the ventilation allows the most aggressive alcohol vapors to evacuate. A little water makes it even more pleasant, bringing out green notes, fresh very pleasant (lemon tree).
    • Taste
      The attack is sweet, but the alcohol is quickly spicy. We still perceive wax galore, fruity notes and a zest of citrus acidity. After having refreshed the glass (it is hot by my house right now!), It is much better At the aforementioned notes is added a beautiful greenness and lemony notes that energize the whole. A pretty "sharp" whisky, but I like it. The water is a great success, bringing out the acidity of the lemon and the sharpness of the ginger.
    • Finish
      Long, both vegetable and tart, with a subtle return of the fruit.

  6. nulty scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Complex, powerful and very expressive, a superb whisky. A killing, I love. Tasted blind.
    • Nose
      Very fruity (mango, pineapple, passion fruit skin) but also earthy and herbaceous (hedge). Beautiful power, a "thick" nose. Beyond the fruits we feel the trees themselves: blackcurrants, currants. After a few minutes, the fruits express themselves even more (grapefruit, strawberry) and a floral side develops. With water, a varnished wood is played, beeswax (for the maintenance of furniture).
    • Taste
      Liquorous, very fruity (exotic fruits). Beautiful well integrated alcohol that brings a good kick. The wood appears next, just enough. Something spicy / spicy / herbaceous adds extra relief.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky (malabar).

  7. Titi94 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Whiskyfun:

    Colour: Pale gold.

    Nose: Instantly reminds me of the "Synch Elli" at 46% that we had during the class, with this fruitiness that "comes straight from the 1970s" coated with a waxiness that is rather more "1980s" indeed. The whole is terrific despite something a tad too spirity and kirschy that is probably related to the very high ABV. With water: more soot, more grass, more wax.

    Mouth (neat): Bang! This profile hits you right between your eyes, with the wax, the orange zests, the slight smokiness, the thick grass, the lemon that adds zing to the whole. With water: this is why I love these Clynelishes. It is not really complex whisky, and maybe even a tad roughish, but the balance between the fruits and this very idiosyncratic waxiness is divine.

    Finish: Long, with more grass and oils. Lemon oil?

    Comments: This may be for Clynelish lovers exclusively. Yes, more for us. Perfect age for a 1982/1983 Clynelish but it will stand even more ageing in my opinion. Yes I am partial to Clynelish.

    SGP:553 - 92 points.

  8. TheNose scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    fantastic oily Clynelish
    • Nose
      aceton, citrus, vanilla, sweet violet, beeswax
    • Taste
      beeswax, orange(peels), liquorice, faint smokiness, citrus
    • Finish
      long, sligtly drying, little bitter, citrus

  9. PierreDH scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    It must be anchored in order to take full advantage of it. Bottle just open, I'll come back in a while.
    • Nose
      Powerful enough, it embalms the whole room. A slightly acidic green apple and then a fruity profile oscillating between the yellow fruits of a Caperdonich 72 and the exotic fruits of a Benriach 76. Sherry or bourbon? At this stage, the mystery remains intact, I lean for a refill of the first. It is then waxy of course, beeswax, encaustic, honey. The alcoholic degree may be too high to detect specific things, so see with a little water. He becomes more civilized
    • Taste
      Force the respect with these almost 60% of ABV but almost delicate. The quiet force personified in a bottle. Greasy, oily texture. Fruity, sweet, almost sweet. Herbaceous too.
    • Finish
      Intense, of medium length. A little mirabelle. Alcohol is pretty well integrated, no heartburn it is a miracle. Roundness too, it is almost unctuous. Discreet smoke. Leaves a pleasant sweet feeling morning with a slight bitterness on the tongue. The profile is still relatively austere.


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