Clynelish 1997 TBD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Bonding Dram (TBD)
Bottling serie
5th Anniversary
Stated Age
15 years old
Number of bottles
55.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 Sep 2012 8:25 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 221.00

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88 × member ratings

102 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 TBD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.52 points

  1. Dionysus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. JNuyts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. vredensever scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Aroma : malt, white bread, confectionery sweetness (apple pie with powdered sugar, nougat, caramel), flower honey, grass, cream, vanilla, wood with charcoal. The taste is dense: fresh rolls, malt, sweets (chocolate sweets, marmalade lemon slices, powdered sugar), fruit and berry tones, spices (vanilla, pepper), wood. The aftertaste is soft: bread (white crumb), malt, porridge, candy, spices. Conclusion . Smooth, good whisky. Pleasant, fresh, consistent. Bread. Fresh rolls in all components. Rating: 86 (n22t21f21b22).

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Mineral, waxy, fruity (pineapples, apples, pears), almonds
    • Taste
      Spicy (ginger, peppery), coastal, salty, citrus (limes, lemons)
    • Finish
      Long, clean, citrus

  7. Jeep51 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Not convinced
    • Nose
      I find that this whisky has a lot of trouble to indulge even after 1 hour. We still find a fruity side that is very envied: grapes, plums, but difficult to know more.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, sweet, sickening limit. The mouth is also a little marked by alcohol. It's a shame because there is a nice fruity behind and floral touches that bring a little pep.
    • Finish
      Long on ripe yellow fruits.

  8. Malt Hans scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and malty aroma, apple, lime, roasted

    chestnuts, heather honey and malt. Vanilla sweet taste, pepper, ginger,

    mint, orange marmalade, malt, walnuts, toffee and milk chocolate. Long,

    spicy and malty end.

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    What a beautiful, complex Clynelish. No wonder it was the big winner
    that night in June. And look at that dark mysterious label (containing the
    names of the aficionados who selected it). I am pretty sure this one will be
    going fast, so get it while you can. Only at The Bonding Dram for 65 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose opens ons weet Turkish Delight and lightly burnt malt. Wonderfully
      round and creamy. The mineral side that is so typical for Clynelish is present
      here as well. <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Flints.
      Freshly cut grass and slices lemon dabbed in crystal sugar. A bit of
      butterscotch and some roasted almonds. Absolutely fabulous.
    • Taste
      This continues brilliantly on the palate. The fruit is less dry now, so
      juicy. I get oranges, but also plums and pink grapefruit.
      Tonic and pepper. A light touch of nuts gives it a
      fine set of layers. Oh, the balance on this one. Clynelish 1997 is quickly
      rising on my list. This does not need water, but it takes it elegantly.
    • Finish
      It appears spicy on the medium long, nicely warming, finish. It dies a
      bittersweet death.


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