Clynelish 1972

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Stated Age
24 years old
61.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
27 Aug 2008 3:46 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2775.34

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1972

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.06 points

  1. TheNose scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: nutty, candle wax, fresh and sweet, fruity

    Taste: honey, tangy, hints of smoke

    Finish: long with sweet fruits


  2. JasonWhiskyWise scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Juicy Ripe Pineapple on the nose, waxy lemons and even lemon leaf with a hit of green. Yellow flower and honey, even a note of gas, barley husks followed behind with a minerally note.

    The palate it's oily and mouth coating, as it sinks into the palate you get the malty and lemony citrus note up front, chewing on bees wax from a honey pot. Peeled poached pears, lemon meringue, sultanas and vanilla. Leaving a long finish making you want to return for another sip.

    Tasted at The Whisky Exchange Old & Rare Show 2021; Waxy Masterclass. (Dram No.6 of 6)

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur


    Again, without the internet I’m without the facts and figures. How refreshing.

    N: Crikey, that’s more Brora-esque than the Brora [as it turned out]. What year did the Clynelish #2 move happen again? [WLP: 1968]. The nose is mindfully measured on honeyed/lightly syrup-ed tropical fruits with light underlying Shreddies. Then there are the other 100+ things one could explore in detail whilst pondering the very fabric of life.

    T: Now more citrusy husky and oily [whilst succulently dry], the palate speaks of the barley, the cask, and the ‘magic’/chemistry that has occurred between the two. Hold it,….
    F: ,… hold it,… for a squidgy husky citrusy barley release that speaks volumes. I imagine this has some fair age to it, yet it displays far fewer tannins than the Oban,… pah, why speak of tannins here at all?

    C: A bottle wouldn’t last long. Let’s not hesitate in giving this 91 points.

  4. OJK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Wax, lemons and honey, with gasoline and peaches, and a hint of eucalyptus smoke and oysters. The high abv gives a wonderfully oily palate while remaining smooth and integrated.

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Fruits wax honey was expecting a bit more from a 72 Clynelish but still very good very fruity citrus some banana.

  6. InbhirNis scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Sampled at Boisdale Canary Wharf. The end of a long session, didn't feel on top form.

    The nose shows the classic RM markers, with dustiness and a slight sourness. The palate is fruity, with menthol, lemon and aniseed. The finish is long and salty.

  7. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Nice old Clynelish that arrives a bit strong at first but then settles down quickly with or without water.
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  8. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Whisky in Leiden 2018
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  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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