Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Soft light at sunset
Stated Age
15 years old
Refill ex-Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
57.9 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Added on
06 oct 2011 9:27 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 67.00

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Whisky reviews for Clynelish 1995 SMWS 26.82

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.25 points.

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Wow, this is at least on par with the great Clynelish from The Whiskyman
    that I just tasted. Unfortunately, this one is only available to members (which
    I am not, so thanks for the sample, Sjoerd).
    • Nose
      While the nose shows the typical waxiness and mineral side, primarily in
      the form of flints, this dram is mostly very sweet. The sherry cask has really
      gotten a grip on this Clynelish: almonds, figs, tobacco and oranges in
      chocolate. After a few minutes, the almonds turn into veritable marzipan. But
      what absolutely jumps out at you is the coffee.
    • Taste
      The first sip is scorching hot. No surprise with such an ABV, of course.
      Again very sweet. The fruit from the nose is there, the figs prominently so.
      Oh, boy, suddenly a wonderful touch of peat rears its head. The coffee returns,
      with a little liqueur by its side. Towards the end, a bitter trace of the oak
      and even a salty tang surface.
    • Finish
      The long finish, that brings a smile to my face, is a battle between
      sweet and bitter.

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  3. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes
    Colour: Winter sunlight
    Flavour: Light & delicate

    Light and fresh with a hint of parma violets, recently pressed nutty oils, and the scent of hedgerows on a warm day in a breeze. Neat on the palate there was heat, a hint of vanilla and freshly milled very dry sea salt. On the nose water reveals open pine cones, flint and light chalky soil reminiscent of a fine Chablis. The reduced palate was creamy, soft and light with a hint of slightly chewy meringue. A whisky evocative of a camp-fire in the watery sunlight of a late summer evening shared with friends.

    Drinking Tip: After a long day…

  4. AlecM scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Mark gives this one a good review - the sweetness really came through in the taste and finish. A really well balanced and crafted whisky.


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