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Clynelish 1995 TWC

Overall rating
84.36/100
votes
44
Whiskybase ID
WB35263
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Cask (TWC)
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Strength
53.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Sep 2012 8:43 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 190.19

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1995 TWC

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.36 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Not my case at all, weird to gross. It's called gaining experience ...
    • Nose
      77 77
      Terrible nose: a little puke, rotting sea birds
    • Taste
      82 82
      Somewhat better in the mouth, menthol, old wardrobe, a Cologne semi-bitter
    • Finish
      80 80
      Finish with a little bit of Korodin clove-drop flavor of camphor / cloves

  2. Dieter_W scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I like that idiosyncratic, earthy, waxy smell. It takes time to breathe.
    Somewhat spicy on the palate, liquorice, wood, and not very complex. Also a little alcoholic.
    I would have blindly estimated it at 60%.
    Thanks to Archer for the sample

  3. Ostfriese did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    You wouldn't have waited for the taste quite so much, but the longer it lingers in the glass, the more pleasing it becomes. A dram with a surprise effect.
    • Nose
      First, earthy and mineral notes. Old oak mixed with lavender, loving stick and rosemary. After a while, hints of raisins and oranges push forward.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly sweet, blood oranges and licorice. Then the old oak comes forward powerfully, accompanied by the herbs, loving stick and rosemary already present in the nose.
    • Finish
      Here you notice the influence of the sherry barrel, mixed with herbs, oranges and a slight sweetness.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      An unusual nose. Earthy, loamy, unwashed clothes in an old oak cabinet. Mothballs. Then bitter herbs and kirsch.
    • Taste
      Sweet, creamy, salt liquorice, no trace of the mustiness in the nose. Will dry over time and show some oak.
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry, herbaceous and sherry.

  5. Noface83 scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Nose: very musty earthy with herbs (thyme, rosemary), the typical Clynelish wax is also present, in addition bright fruits and a little sherry sweetness. Interesting but not quite my thing this extremely earthy herbal note. But if you get over the first shock, it will be more and more pleasing.
    Taste: sparkling and sweet, waxed orange peel, Spezi, the herbs are now more in the background and the finish is the whole juicier and sweeter.
    Huih what can you say to that, very own and still tasty. Certainly not for every day but the time to try it was worth it.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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