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- Inaugural Release
- Stated Age
- 14 years old
- Bourbon Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 53.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 11 Sep 2011 1:16 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 Arc
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.03 points
- Especially lemons. Malty, with a touch of heavy background, undoubtedly a bourbon barrel.
- Nose: waxy lemony and a quite fresh. Green apple as in Granny Smith, and a slight cucumber note as well.
Palate: Cereal bowl with chocolate chips and lemon peel shreds. Malty and alcoholic. A bit metallic. Wee salt.
Finish : salted butter over burnt toast, with some lemon jam leftovers.
A very interesting dram, feels a bit young, and way to much lemon, if you like you whisky lemony, go ahead and get this one. it’s right up your alley.
A classic bourbon cask profile. Drinking it by itself I might have said it wasn’t the most Clynelishy Clynelish I’ve ever had but my notes from the tasting mark the clear through-lines we found between this one and the two older bourbon cask Clynelishes we had that night. Better then to say that this is not the profile the distillery aims for in their 14 yo. A good whisky for the summer: if not for the chalkiness and the hint of soap at the end I’d have this higher.
- Result of a blind tasting (held Dec 24th 2012):
49 people rated this malt with an average score of 77 points.
Average score over all ratings 2012 : 67 points. So 67 points is the median.
- N: lemon, raw eggs, bourbon, spices, bees wax, very soft with some floral tones
T: bees wax, fruity - apple and pear, honey, cake and spices - pepper
F: orange, grape fruits, butterscotch and floral
- All good parameters in place but for some reason it does not really impress me
A light and thin nose of pears, peaches, apricots, a little vanilla, hay and herbs. Also a irritating sharpness from the alcohol
Comes into the mouth with a vanilla sweetness, then groing peppery tastes, then drying off a bit.
rather short finish softening out from peppery tones over to a fruity sweetness
- Quite a sharp nose undiluted, masking any complexity. A fair few drops of water were required to release fruity tones (apples and citrus fruits) with faint vanilla in the background. Also harsh on the palate without water. I found it difficult to get a good dilution point to bring out the palate, with it quickly switching from harsh to simply flat. Medium length finish, once again with some rough edges.
- This is a sweetie. A really nice cask of Clynelish.
Very mineral like cutting granite with a Stihlsaw. Plenty of fruit with peaches, pears, manarin oranges and a splash of lime. Hints of cedarwood too.
Very sweet vanilla delivery that is soft like custard with tinned peaches and a dusting of cinammon. Delicious.
Now the cinammon and other spices take over and linger for an incredibly long time.
- This Clynelish has a lot in common with the 12 Year Old from David Stirk
that I tasted last summer.
The nose is very sharp. Pepper, apples, citrus, a touch of wax. Flints.
Not bad, but I am not yet impressed.
On the palate, it is very spicy (pepper and ginger). Apples again, with
citrus, soon followed by a salty twouch. Kind of crass and unpolished. Reminds
me a bit of grappa.
The medium long finish is sweet, but very sharp.