Clynelish 1997

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Oloroso Sherry Wood
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Cl-Br: 174-6k
Added on
11 Feb 2012 5:52 pm

Average value

€ 99.74

4 × in wishlist

47 × member ratings

86 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.56 points

  1. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Fresh bread out of the oven. Walkers salted vinegar crisps. Medicinal bittersweet honey, eucalyptus oil, fennel and sage.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Parsley like vegetation. Rich yet soft and mellow, sweet kick. Sort of peat like smoke or is that the coastal salt. A tad bit more oil than the 14, as other say its not as good as the OB 14.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium to short finish. Dried out canned bread. Cozonac cake - Sweet, fruity, malty, has some rum like feel, sorta of a rum baba.
      Charred orange peel, salted and sugared.

  2. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Moderator

    Ralfy review 735: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4x62Qf-5dk (85/100).

    "It's not as good as a standard 14yo. It just isn't. There's a really the little touch in the background of some kind of hot spirit going on there. Just a touch. Little burn in the finish which is not particularly welcome."

  3. Whisky101 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky, I could easily continue drinking this. One to purchase, for sure. 
    • Nose
      Light honey, burnt toast, damp wood. 
    • Taste
      Rich luxurious sherry hit with a sweet aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Medium sherry finish, rich fruit cake.

  4. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Ivynor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A pleasant and well done dram.
    84 + / 85-
    • Nose
      a little mineral, on the green apple, the acidulous candy, the earth, iodized notes. the sherry is discreet
    • Taste
      Slightly creamy, on apple tatin, sour candy, toffee, honey and iodine. Traces of dried fruits
    • Finish
      well peppery and a little salty, wax. Good magnitude for 46%

  6. Ties scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Rom scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    The Sherry is very clean, caramel, with also an iodized side, the dilution brings honey. The dry, very salty mouth delivers the traditional Clynelish wax well, with honey and sea water coming out even more. There are also spices and black pepper. Not very complex but good and atypical. Long finish on salt and wax.

  8. vb_bembel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant and complex. A nice mixture of sherry fruitiness and maritime component.
    • Nose
      Ripe apples, pears and oranges. Apricots, raisins and honey. Sweet and full. Behind it all milk chocolate, malt, hazelnuts and salty sea air. The salty association becomes stronger over time. A pleasantly complex nose.
    • Taste
      Silky soft and oily, while salty and sweet-and-malty. Nuts, again oranges and apricots, dark chocolate and some oak.
    • Finish
      Mitellang and dry, dark chocolate, orange zest. Again saltiness.


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