Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
13 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 dec 2011 1:35 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 57.00

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1998 MBl

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.40 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Hay, heather, very floral
    • Taste
      Spicy, peppery, winy, some malt.
    • Finish
      Dry, woodiness

  2. MaltHaus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Pleasant and soft on the first sniff, a lot of vanilla, apples, almonds and even floral honey. Water brings out spices, lemons, pears and wee whiff of pepper and salt. Some attractive smoulder bonfire noticeable in the background.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Creamy on arrival. Honey and citrus fruits at the forepart follows by spices and seaweed. With drops of water brings out the smokiness and saltiness especially when gargled inside the mouth.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long. Lingering smokiness stays for length, honey sweetness and pepper continues to influence.

  3. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Volanne scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A rather young country-style malt. Not unpleasant, but I don’t feel very comfortable with the final bitterness.

    Tasted blind for whisky-distilleries.info WDTS:http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/index_EN.shtml
    • Nose
      Young and full of freshness. Freshly picked up orchard fruits. Apples and pears. Flawless, but nothing different so far from the flow of releases from the same category. Then, evolves on something really creamy. Becomes as soft as a white chocolate bar. Interesting. Let’s wait a little more. Now we have all kind of roots arising. Gentian for the light bitterness (do you know Suze?) and liquorice to bring a little roundness. Soft and lemony flavor of crumpled bee-balm. Something quite “bladnochean” as to say… And a low ABV (43%?) that does the job.
    • Taste
      Starts on the same fruity freshness and delicate vanilla. A bit all-purpose, but rather enjoyable. The low ABV is still fully exploited. Fresh melon and nice honeyed notes, but bitterness and astringency grow.
    • Finish
      Long, sustained by the bitterness and the astringency of a grapefruit skin.

  5. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Waxy, paraffin, friendly. Some Citrus fruit and banana and cocos. Quite nice.
    • Taste
      Hot Attack. Nervous, very tingly. Difficult. When you get through this you get back to the wax. Almost no fruit left. It is a bit creamy, which is nice. Also a lot of pepper!
    • Finish
      Quite long, but not the nicest of aftertastes. Pepper is dominant.

  6. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in blind under the WDTS

    • Nose
      Fine peat, lemon, a little smoke, a medicinal background. Round & elegant
    • Taste
      Powerful and pleasant. In the continuity of the nose.
    • Finish

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The is a very quaffable, good, no nonsense Clynelish. Around 50 EUR.
    Maltman has a couple of other whiskies out there as well.
    • Nose
      The waxy nose is dominated by honey, lime peel, pears and unripe plums. A
      very small pinch of pepper and some celery salt. Very approachable. A small
      amount of vanilla and caramel. Some smoke in the background. Appealing.
    • Taste
      It is slightly creamy at the onset, heavily spiced and warming. Citrus
      and honey take a head started, spices and aromas from the sea are lagging behind.
      It gets pretty smoky, when swirled around in the mouth.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, remains smoky and focuses on honey.


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