- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- The Whisky Mercenary (TWM)
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- Number of bottles
- 51.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 19 Sep 2012 10:13 pm
4 × in wishlist
17 × member ratings
32 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 TWM
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.93 points
- Malty and fruity aroma, cardamom, mint, lime,
mango and dry hay. Vanilla sweet taste, anise, mint, pepper, grapefruit,
malt and toffee. Medium long, malty and spicy end.
lovely Clynelish, despite the fact that it does not reach the level of the
previously mentioned. This is enjoyment with capital E.
The nose, which is
excepitonally clean, shows a lot of honey and grapefruit, making it
bittersweet. Very waxy too. Paraffin. Pineapple cubes. The whole is quite
mineraly with rocks in the surf and light hints of seaweeds and a pinch of
salt. Verrrry good!
On the palte, it
continues deliciously with a creamy sweetness. Lots of citrus and some apples.
Become quite maritime quickly. Light peat, sea salt. Midpalate I get some
tannins and grains, making it younger than its actual 15 years. Towards the end
it turns slightly bitter, not from the oak but from the grapefruit. Tonic & soda! Very peppery. Ginger and a whiff of nutmeg.
The finish is medium
long to long on grapefruit and dies a bittersweet death.