Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
14 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Mar 2012 11:56 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 129.99

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12 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 BR

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.67 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Honey, buttery, spicy, some smoke, vanilla
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, lemons, honey, vanilla
    • Finish
      Medium long, peppery, bitter

  4. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Overall, I might describe this as relatively boring. It was difficult to decipher over the 10 months of tasting but more often than not it was relatively bland and uninteresting 
    • Nose
      Buttery with mild lemon, herbal honey, malt, and some slight vanilla.
    • Taste
      The nose translates to the palate. A soft delivery of buttery honey lemon, like a lemon sweet that is not overly sweet. There is some mild vanilla and nondescript spice. I find the flavours very integrated and difficult to differentiate.
    • Finish
      Spice reemerges significantly on the palate. There is a nice tannic grip that lingers and mellows into a pleasing bitterness.

  5. sd1951 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Wonderfully matured whisky. this is a rarity at this price point these days. a fine and well developed whisky. this is the kind of thing we anorak's are looking for! similar dram: balblair 2002. Fantastic!
    • Nose
      barley, floral, white ripe fruits, and a hint of developing melon
    • Taste
      beautiful balance between barley sugars, pear, grape, peach, and citrus lemon, lemon celo. and wonderfully sweet and salty in the initial development. develops strong with two waves. there is no searching for the whisky here. it presents itself front and centre
    • Finish
      medium to long, ripe fruits and lemon fading slowly to floral tea, bitter lemon and lemon rind, and briney note appears


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