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Clonakilty Single Batch Clky

Overall rating
83.67/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB183094
Category
Blend
Bottler
Clonakilty (Clky)
Bottling serie
Double Oak Finish
Casktype
American Oak and re-charred European Oak
Casknumber
Batch 015
Number of bottles
2900
Strength
43.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
0710535268362
Added on
08 may 2021 9:53 pm by DerDennis!
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 53.73

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8 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Clonakilty Single Batch Clky

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.67 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    It is ok with some spice and decent white fruit with a hint of peat, not bad.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. WhiskyShaman scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Sweet but not sickly and fairly complex tail section.

    My palate keeps getting stuck on the bitter notes in the tail, which aren't even that prominent.

    If I keep drinking it, the next sip takes care of it in a deluge of sweet, creamily textured spice, that twists and turns out of a relatively simple palate, but somehow stays on the right track.

    They've done a good job not over-oaking this. I was half expecting the wood to be too forward and tannic, but the spice level here is very measured, despite being right up front, hitting almost in the the approach and staying right there all the way through the finish to the end where it remains as a, not unpleasant cool numbing sensation.

    Edit* On day two the bitterness has receded even more and the tobacco is now tied to a definite nutty-chocolate. Also more pineapple, making the nose smell more predominantly of yellow fruits.

    They deftly handled this assignment, so I'm now looking for ward to seeing what else they are capable of.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Orchard blossoms, chopped apples and pears in lemon juice, spicy oak, yellow plums and vanilla cream, canned pineapple, perfumed wood
    • Taste
      77 77
      Simple syrup, juicy wood spice, melted vanilla ice cream,
    • Finish
      78 78
      Tobacco, chocolate-hazelnut, dandelion leaf, peel, red and black peppercorns, spearmint, icing sugar, vanilla, tannins

  3. WhiskyShaman scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Sweet but not sickly and fairly complex tail section.

    My palate keeps getting stuck on the bitter notes in the tail, which aren't even that prominent.

    If I keep drinking it, the next sip takes care of it in a deluge of sweet, creamily textured spice, that twists and turns out of a relatively simple palate, but somehow stays on the right track.

    They've done a good job not over-oaking this. I was half expecting the wood to be too forward and tannic, but the spice level here is very measured, despite being right up front, hitting almost in the the approach and staying right there all the way through the finish to the end where it remains as a, not unpleasant cool numbing sensation.

    Edit* On day two the bitterness has receded even more and the tobacco is now tied to a definite nutty-chocolate. Also more pineapple, making the nose smell more predominantly of yellow fruits.

    They deftly handled this assignment, so I'm now looking for ward to seeing what else they are capable of.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Orchard blossoms, chopped apples and pears in lemon juice, spicy oak, yellow plums and vanilla cream, canned pineapple, perfumed wood
    • Taste
      77 77
      Simple syrup, juicy wood spice, melted vanilla ice cream,
    • Finish
      78 78
      Tobacco, chocolate-hazelnut, dandelion leaf, peel, red and black peppercorns, spearmint, icing sugar, vanilla, tannins

  4. Dutchdram scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Many white fruits like pears, lychees, coconuts, pineapples and lemons. Some sweet notes like vanilla and white Haribo's. At the end some oak and daisies.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very sweet on the tongue with notes like vanilla, heather-honey, haribo's and a little hint of caramel. Fruity now with notes of pears, lychees and pineapples. Also a floral note.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long. Stays pretty sweet afterwards. Notes of vanilla, honey, haribo's and some cinnamon.

  5. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Very harmonious and complex in smell. Very soft and pleasant on the palate, no longer quite as complex, but very drinkable.
    Long, very attractive finish.

    Overall, a very successful bottling.
    • Nose
      88 88
      sweet, vanilla, light lemon, nutmeg, pepper, a little clove, caramel, a floral note, a little honey
    • Taste
      88 88
      oily, sweet, pleasant tannins, peppermint, malt, vanilla, honey, flowery. Very balanced, old kitchen cupboard, accept a slight bitterness. Great mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      87 87
      long, oily, gentle tannins, light honey sweetness

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