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Overall rating
85.86/100
votes
39
Whiskybase ID
WB21642
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
22.09.1995
Bottled
14.03.2011
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
8656
Number of bottles
344
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
ALBA Import, Germany
Added on
20 Apr 2011 8:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.90

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1995 DR

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.86 points

  1. alectron scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Original Tasting note is from 2009 ish.

    This developed badly in the bottle for me and the palate became unbearably perfumey after a while (few years...). So I need to lower the score, as the palate is in the low 60s, point wise now (2015)...
    • Nose
      quite strong [beige-red]. Interesting melange of malt & sherry. Canned strawberries & mangos +, couverture chocolate +/o, gum boots (rubber, but the sweet, somewhat pleasant sort) o, vanilla o, fermented fruits o, hemp ropes o/-. (86)

      Later: more warm malt +, than sherry now o, fruit drops instead of canned fruit +/o, honey o, wax (vanilla scented candles) o/-, lemon -,

      Water: more artifially sweet now, malt feels colder (faint chlorine notes -), way less sherry & fruit, sheep wool fat? o/-,
    • Taste
      malt sweetness although a touch perfume-y with a touch of sour. Flour-y/meal-y, red-wine, chocolate, a bit of smoke (85)

      W Water: No dryness, very easy to drink now but still more colourful than many others, also occasional cardboard-y notes (84)
    • Finish
      more very broad, thick & round malt plus syrupy sherry notes drying out some more, swaying between sweet malt and dry sherry notes. Getting dry & tongue prickly at the end after the malt disappears. Interesting & a shame that the smoke does not come back here ... (84)

      W Water: Dryness is nearly gone, much more towards malt with good sherry note, slightly more artificial sweet, but more mellow / balanced / a lot less edgy than before, but also less exciting in a way. (87)

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