Clynelish 1983 DL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
The Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
23 years old
Refill Hogshead
DL 1354
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 jun 2008 9:59 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 145.00

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Whisky reviews for Clynelish 1983 DL

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.74 points.

  1. kanpai79 scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  2. Sensefreak scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    An awesome Clynelish from back in the days. A perfect fruity long lasting dram. I can only dream about this one in its cask strenght ‘outfit’. 23-23-24-24 = 94

  3. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very good Clynelish which fishes only because of its little too woody.
    • Nose
      91 91
      A pretty rather delicate nose. We are more in the finesse than in the demonstration of expressiveness.
      Passion, banana, kiwi, pineapple, melon. We start with a beautiful exoticism.
      Very light vegetable oil. Salt, pepper, and nuts.
      Light chalk and limestone.
    • Taste
      90 90
      In the mouth we evolve towards more spices and tertiary.
      The fruit is still present, although less exotic. Apple, strawberry, pineapple, peach, melon.
      We have a lot of honey, toffee.
      Spices take over: pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg.
      Wood, light coconut. Dust, very slight rust.
    • Finish
      88 88
      A bit astringent finish, on wood, smoke, barbecue.
      Lavender honey. Fresh mint.

  5. St. Pauli scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A style from Clynelish that is probably long gone now. But it was a real pleasure to taste this whisky.
    • Nose
      The color is quite dark for a refill hogshead, nice! The nose is delicate and complex. The fruit jumps out, both fresh and tropical fruit like lychee, pineapple, melon, gooseberry, but also a distinct level of peat smoke (the flowery, heather type). Next to that, it reminds me of lavender (hey, is this a hidden Bowmore? ;)), car wax, furniture polish, mint, and walnut. 
    • Taste
      It's very smooth and oily at the start, with a gently level of spices towards the end. Textbook. The fruit continues to dominate, with mango, melon, pineapple and citrus (which gives it also a nice level of freshness). Then, heather honey, beeswax, hay, mint and salted almonds. Finally, the spices that come in taste like pepper and sweetened cinnamon.
    • Finish
      The finish is somehow quite earthy (tobacco, licorice) with still ample fruit, mint, hay, and the spices.

  6. nulty scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind.
    Nose: immediately very fruity (passion, pineapple), waxy. Fine slightly woody smoke. Very nice spices (nutmeg, cumin), a little salty. Small grassy note, maybe dead leaves. Very fine together. Palate: delicate and fruity attack, thick, oily. A little red fruit, not too ripe, mingle with exotic fruits. The spices arrive then, it's quite violent for a few seconds. Almond paste, veil of dry smoke. A few drops of water calm these spices well. Black mushrooms, more marked bitterness. Finale: long, a little bitter, fruity. Almond paste always, any end a bit more bitter.
    Very pretty. The nose on the fruits shows a beautiful finesse, which makes the relative power of the mouth quite surprising. Water makes it easier, to test to see what you prefer - to note that the nose then loses in expressiveness. Some clues of a drum a little tired.


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