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Clynelish 14-year-old

Overall rating
84.75/100
votes
748
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
12.10.2017
Stated Age
14 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L7285CM004
Barcode
5000281016528
Added on
07 Dec 2012 8:02 am
Colored

Average value

€ 41,55

90 × in wishlist

748 × member ratings

1792 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 14-year-old

107 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.75 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 86 points Administrator

    Known for its waxiness, Clynelish 14 is a Highland Single Malt primarily matured in ex-bourbon casks. Scotch mist gives an indication that it is non-chill filtered. Creamy honey, candle wax and lemon juice are prominent on the nose, while rich floral notes with a hint of peppermint lurk in the background. The arrival is warming and aromatic, unfolding a distinctly dry and oily character. Oak bitterness with a touch of salt dominates the medium-length finish. Altogether, it is an engaging and intense malt that requires time and is not suitable as everyday dram.

    RATING: 3.9/5.0 stars ≙ 86 pts → FIRST-CLASS [-]
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Quite surprised by this standard that I had circled around for some time. Tastings have positive effects, especially on this one;-) Give it a try - a nice bang for your buck bottling.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Good complexity that develops with time in the glass. Malt and vanilla grow while the lemon-citrus recedes on the nose and palate when left to open. The finish is wonderfully long.
    • Nose
      Malt and lemon oil infused wax, a touch of vanilla, sea-salt and aged-oak, lemon bars, candied lemon peel and orange blossom, bay-leaf and sandalwood, freshly zested lemon peel on lemon meringue pie.
    • Taste
      Malt and a touch of vanilla custard, waxy lemon candy and candied lemon peel, fresh (fuji apple and pear) and dried (papaya and pineapple) fruits, cinnamon and nutmeg and oak, and mix of fresh and candied citrus peels.
    • Finish
      A bit of vanilla in unsweetened macchiato, faint orange blossom water, Dong Ding oolong tea, and oak tannins and oatmeal with a pinch of cinnamon and brown-sugar.

  6. Jorennuyts scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The constantly available bottling of the Highland distillery Clynelish - one of the best standard bottlings in this price range - a really good malt!
    • Nose
      fruity (peaches, pears) and sweet (honey), flower meadow, herbs;
    • Taste
      powerful onset, spicy oak, fruity (peaches, apricots), honey, pastries, slightly salty, becoming dry on the palate; tender body;
    • Finish
      medium and sweet, in the nude long oak;

  8. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Definitely has character, very interesting mix of sweet and maritime. Find it very well matched and is a top malt for me.
    • Nose
      Sweet, ripe fruit, honey / wax and citrus
    • Taste
      Sweet, oak, maritime note in the form of salt
    • Finish
      Medium long, citrus -> later turns out to be orange, oak, maritime

  9. diamond2000 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Aroma: vanilla, overripe rotten pears, honey, blooming lilac, minerality, granite in the sun, fresh white bread broken in half.
    Taste: honey, honeycomb, orange peel, spicy, oily.
    Aftertaste: repeats the taste, honey, wax, a little pepper, on the tongue you directly feel the film of butter, rather long.
    Rating: 85-86
    Conclusion: a very good representative of the Highland with a wonderful fortress (in Diageo this is the only official release that crossed the threshold of 46%) which adds integrity. Molt is very strict, without excessive sugaryness, even though honey is in the first place everywhere, in general, Highland, which I love. There are not very many nuances, more in flavor, but everything is very consistent and consistent.

  10. StephanB scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    special malt with recognition value for fair price
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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