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Clynelish 1995 DD

Overall rating
89.98/100
votes
43
Whiskybase ID
WB196359
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry
Casknumber
11238
Number of bottles
501
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Nectar 15th Anniversary
Added on
16 Nov 2021 11:29 pm by Loepie
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 465.12

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1995 DD

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.98 points

  1. whiskydramo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Another super-duper dark Clynelish that we rarely see these days, who would have guessed it was refill sherry butt matured. It's worth noting that a sister cask with a similar profile that was also bottled by the Nectar in 2019, was sold for half of the price per bottle. This is a great example of how whisky has gone bonkers recently, and this time the price hike was initiated by the bottler, wow... Nevertheless, I'm still a fan of the Nectar, happy 15th bday.

    Update:
    Initially I gave it 89pts but after only a few days the scotch has already shown some improvement. I believe dark sherry like this has more room to better express itself as time passes.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Old leather blended with smooth spices and herbs, with a slow trend of dark red fruits and persimmon. After a wave of earthy notes, I found some super ripe black plums, they're juicy and sweet, which were followed by cherry and blackberry. Blackberry soon flourished and also brought in grape soda. Kinder chocolate, English breakfast tea with a couple slices of lemon near the end, warm and embracing. The longer it stayed in the glass, the more half-dried mandarin peel it showed. Also a bit more coffee candy after a sip. If you like old-school sherry whisky, this is your cup of "tea".
    • Taste
      89 89
      Dark chocolate, caramel, earthy with some notes of spices. Cherry followed by black plums, some sourness came from the plum peel I'm sure. Persimmon and papaya, Grape seeds appeared near the end together with black tea.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Smoked plums, slightly burnt vanilla powder, still there's red papaya, Pu'er tea with a touch of aged oak that lasted for quite a while. Very mild black pepper, assorted roasted veggie skewers.

  2. voodoochile scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I really like this one. One of the darkest Clynelish i ever saw and tasted. It is very well balanced and easy to drink. Lots of things to discover. A highlight in every aspect except for the pricing. Sorry to say but even though it is a great whisky it isn't worth the price. But well dark Sherry and Clynelish nowadays don't seem to come cheaper
    • Nose
      92 92
      Leather, tobacco, dried red fruits, raisins, holy moly wow, tobacco notes and my favourite waxy clynelish notes.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Hello here comes the Sherry with the taste following the nose. Everything i had there is present. Some chocolate. Also there is the typical dirty Clynelish note that i love but can't quite put a finger on how to describe it. It's like it is a wolf in a sheeps pelt it's charming but hits right in the face.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, chocolate, dry

  3. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Blenders Glass
    Velvety, pleasant, complex, smoked plum, balsamic vinegar, dried fruit, tart
    3322'90
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    22+ 23 22 22 89+

    the nose is strict, tart, sherry, the taste is good, noble, and the aftertaste matches it, thanks to Nectar for a chic barrel!

  6. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Velvet-earthy, leather, spices, smoked plum, gallery, a little tangerine puer and persimmon with vanilla ... Somewhere in the aftertaste are branded sharp waxy-honey notes. Great molt! 22.5-22.5-22.5-22.5 (90-91)

  7. b80399 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Derufus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Ninofdram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. TomP scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

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