Overall rating
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
The Great Outdoors
Stated Age
25 years old
Refill Sherry butt
Number of bottles
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
28 Jan 2011 11:28 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 86.00

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14 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1984 SMWS 26.71

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes
    Colour: Honey blonde
    Flavour: Old & dignified

    The fresh nose brought us outdoors – wet sand, chalky cliffs
    and rock pools with fishing nets catching shellfish and crabs.  We then enjoy starfruit, bananas and
    nectarines, interwoven with fresh sea breeze and cooling mentholic air.  There’s clean linen on the line with
    seaspray. The taste revealed saltiness, like eating shellfish on the beach or
    swimming with your mouth open!  There was
    a waxiness too, like citronella candles and seaweed. Bacon and old reels of
    button thread also made an appearance. The reduced nose became soapier and savoury;
    linen and lux flakes, starch washing and woollen jumpers; pork and baked ham
    and brown scallops.  The reduced palate
    was soft, clean and sappy - marshmallows on a stick, lemongrass and cumin, and
    spicy scallops. Spring water from the Clynemilton burn is used to produce this
    fruity, slightly smoky Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

    Drinking Tip: Outdoors at the coast

  2. yapi scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    oh, what an amazing dash of agavenectar mixed with honey, oil lingers on the back of the throat… This is why I love Clynelish so much, it must be the nectar of the Gods… 

  3. AlecM scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: found it too closed

    Taste: warm and gingery with background sweetness and hit of the sea.

    Finish: long and sweet

    Thought the age was showing itself too much, too woody.


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