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Overall rating
86.74/100
votes
86
Whiskybase ID
WB26590
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whiskyman (TWhm)
Bottling serie
All you need is whisky
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
14 years old
Number of bottles
160
Strength
50.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Oct 2011 8:29 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.50

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86 × member ratings

89 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 TWhm

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.74 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A very good nose and an even better the finish, but the palate can't keep up. Still very good and I'd be happy to have a bottle.
    • Nose
      A very fresh start with light citrus notes and freshly cut grass. The signature Clynelish wax is here in its full glory. Orange and pineapple complement farmier notes. With water the nose gets a bit more coastal and less waxy.
    • Taste
      Ginger, vanilla, mandarin and pepper. It's a bit too stingy for my taste, even after adding water. The woody flavors that appear with water don't exactly improve the palate.
    • Finish
      Waxy. Fruity and spicy, although mostly fruit in the form of pineapple and pear. It lingers for a long time.

  2. MikerG2k scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Light and fresh, malty grain, wax, grassy, fruity, light citrus (lemon, lime), bitter citrus, fresh apples and pears, something tropical (mostly sour pineapple and a little mango), also something mineral,spicy and nutty (a bit of white pepper, nutmeg and walnuts).
    • Taste
      86 86
      Initially: waxy and oily, the citrus fruits, pineapple and fresh green apple, more spicy then the nose. Develops into much more spiciness: walnuts, ginger, nutmeg, white pepper, liquorice and dusty oak. Eventually there's just a little too much emphasis on the bitter wood notes, but it's not off putting.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length and on the dry and spicy side of the spectrum. There's a little fruitiness with again the pineapple, but it's mostly wood influenced with nutmeg, ginger, pepper, liquorice and sawdust. Fortunately there's not too much unpleasant bitterness.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Bram84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Mark-E scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Roland7 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Pleasant spring scent! Banana, yellow apple, sparkling Prosecco, hay, lemon biscuits, orange peel, mint candy, fragrant herbs, hops, wax. A pleasant balance between bitterness and sweetness!

  8. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Fresh but decided. Excellent spicy / sweet / sour ratio. Magnificent whisky.
    • Nose
      Fresh and elegant. Waxy apple, citruses, pineapple, salt minerals. A bit of sweet peat and grass.
    • Taste
      Powerful, moderate sweet, spicy. Ginger and pepper, tangerine, pistachios and tobacco.
    • Finish
      Medium length with fresh citruses

  9. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    nose: the best part of this whisky, quite complex for its age but fresh at the same time, a natural nose with honeys and waxes and the right amount of slightly tropical fruitiness,some mineral elements and a distant sea breeze are also there with a hint of peat

    mouth:quite fierce attack less mellowed than the nose with more mineral elements and lots of spicies mostly ginger, lots of lemons, the other fruits of the nose present unripe and the waxiness is now discreet and citron flavoured

    finish: a bit fresh and sour 

    90 for the nose and 86 for the palate

    so an overall 88 

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

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