Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
James MacArthur (JM)
Bottling serie
Old Master's - Cask Strength Selection
58.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Sep 2010 8:00 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75.00

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1989 JM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.33 points

  1. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A full and medium body.
    • Nose
      Hint of the sea. Beach walk.
    • Taste
      Like biting into crudités . Celery,palm hearts,artichokes ,spinach.
    • Finish
      Robust. Salty and peppery.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Apple skin grain, malty=oaky with0 sour cream, Estery and leathery with an overall soft tannic sweetness
    T: Neat - spirit led arrival and rather astringent. With water, its a rich, sweet, oily compote of bourbon fruit jams, ripe and candied fruits, tannic too and some redcurrant chocolate wood. Nice malt levels throughout and good development length.
    F: Tannic fruits, quite drying and spirity finish. Sweet<savoury real cider finish
    C: The action here is on the palate and its very nice too, but its certainly not a bed of roses.

    Scores a B-

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/clynelish-cask-strength-jma-old-masters-cask-vs-berrys-own-selection-for-lmdw-31949/ Color: white wine
    Nose: Initially quite alcoholic and farmy-smoky with some peat (after five minutes breathing this constellation is almost completely gone). Now, aromas of wild honey and beeswax, delicious lemon with vanilla cream and apricot jam. Somewhat heavier, earthy notes, but also fresh bergamot - flowery-green. Class!
    Taste: Creamy, waxy and round! Very salty, peppery-spicy palette with leather, humus, dry earth and ash. Elegant bourbon vanilla and malty, honeyed notes complete the taste.
    Finish: Long - Lose some of the creaminess, is now rather thinner in the consistency. The aromas of powerful vanilla, lemon, pepper, dry ash and leather stick to the palate for a long time. Drying with notes of cream brittle slowly fading away.
    Comment: Very interesting and varied. At a price of less than 60 euros today you do not have to think twice, right? But give this whisky a lot of time in the glass - it changes very much for the better!
    91 points (nose: 92 / taste: 91 / finish: 90)

  4. Malt Hans scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Malty and fruity aroma, peat, banana, heather

    honey, nutmeg and cardamom. Marzipan sweet taste, horseradish, anise,

    mango, peat, red apples, honey, malt and vanilla. Medium long, malty and

    spicy end.


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