Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Malcolm Pride Ltd. (MP)
Bottling serie
Premier Malts
Stated Age
32 years old
54.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 aug 2008 12:34 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1299.00

40 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Clynelish 1971 MP

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.17 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    Great fruitiness on the nose, more tobacco and herbs on the palate – overall very interesting profile – very good!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Tropical fruits, austere notes, whiff of smoke, honeydew, passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, spices, cloves, pepper, hint of toasted bread, old books, little metallic notes, probably some OBE – great!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Punchy, spicy, zesty, tobacco, vanilla, honey, subtle sweetness, more yellow fruits, pepper, ginger, herbs, marzipan, hint of peat, old books, metallic hints, some OBE – very good!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium long, warm, spicy, herbal, zesty, peppery, woody, little peat and smoke

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  3. Gil firth scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Im with magic_slim. This is out of this world.
    But im I the only one to think this is not so sweet?
    Custard, honey..
    Felt more waxy and Hessian style whisky. But overall full bodied as far as it gets. Wonderful. Needs time.

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Creamy tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, papaya, custard cream, hay, barley sugars, hint of wax, white pepper, apricots, honey, excellent

  5. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    It is surprising, the shared cask of JWWW seems to have 1 degree more, whereas we are bottled the same year.
    An explanation ?

    In any case, here it is sublime. What fruit!

    Tasted again on 02/16/2023: With the aeration in the sample, the nose is more restrained (triseal effect?), a little more floral and even fresher. A little less wow effect.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Powerful and full-bodied nose.
      The fruit is concentrated and abundant. Mango, papaya, guava, a little passion fruit. Very juicy apricot flesh. A hint of banana.
      Delicate and fragrant flowers. Rose, elderberry.
      Wax, honey, wood and spices. Pepper, bark. Very light eucalyptus which evolves towards camphor with aeration.
    • Taste
      94 94
      In the mouth it is superbly balanced. You don't smell alcohol.
      A complete fruit salad. White, yellow and exotic fruits!
      Mango, passion fruit, pineapple, apple, pear, peach, apricot, quince, mirabelle plum.
      Vanilla sugar.
      Wood, wax, lots of honey, nutmeg, pepper.
      Olive oil.
      Very light smoke?
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long finish on concentrated fruit, mainly exotic.
      Nice waxed wood, leather, and light oily peat. Fresh mint.

  6. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 614 € at Whiskyauction in July 2015

  7. st7 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Shared cask but different ABV -

  8. magic_slim scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Orgasmic. Clynelish at the point of culmination.
    • Nose
      I take a first nose and smile all over - am I in whisky heaven? Intensive and extremely fruity (passion fruit and mango). A meadow of flowers with an extra portion of thin honey. Vanilla and hints of new wood.
    • Taste
      Powerful, complex and perfectly balanced. Fruity (multivitamin juice and mirabelle schnapps) with plenty of honey, fudge, even mead and a perfect spicyness (white pepper). So beautiful - I could taste nothing else for the rest of my life.
    • Finish
      Long and warming. Still very tasty without any fault.


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