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Overall rating
85.03/100
votes
882
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 8:33 am
Colored

Average value

€ 42,03

98 × in wishlist

882 × member ratings

1986 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 14-year-old

114 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.03 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. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Excellent PLV. A standard that should not be missing in any bar.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Beeswax and furniture polish. Iodine and a gentle hint of smoke. Behind summer meadow and bright fruit. Green apple, apricot, orange and quince. Also vanilla and herbal flavors. Very complex, very pleasant.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oily, creamy. Peppery on, chili. Then again fruit and some oak. Spices and coffee. Somewhat less complex than the nose.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Mitel long. Oak, coffee, vanilla.

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. 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

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  6. birkzehn scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. mema82 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Candle wax, unless it is ointment, camphor, glue. Then the influence of the wood is felt, it becomes almost fruity, like orgeat syrup or white plum. Varnish, mint candy, a touch of iodine. It's pretty maritime finally. Peat and sherry, quite a bit. A light sherry, rather raisins than red berries. Elastic, leather, straw, we finish on a farmer's touch.
    On the palate, it is quite mature, suitably spicy, woody, with apple and beetroot, a little lemon. A very malty finish, with slight hints of caramel and yeast. In retro-olfaction, one would think to have drunk stout, it is very cereal and somewhat earthy. Overall, very subtle and rather friendly, long finish.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. mosesumike scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A good journeyman who looks quite complex according to his age. Unfortunately, colored and filtered. But the PLV is perfect. However, the new make is still very present. But still good standard. Respect.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Some of them smell peppery, I say dribbling alcohol. But with a little water, he immediately shows what he can do. Lemon fruit with lots of vanilla, with hints of orange peel and even some cinnamon. Well done.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Full-bodied creamy with tidy wood spice but harmoniously interwoven with peppery sea spray. Even some honey notes from Glenfiddich mingle underneath. Everything feels earthy. Drying mouthfeel. Probably from the new make.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to rather short. But he stays sweet and creamy until the end. Nice that he has held out. Brevity is the soul of wit :-)

  10. branneman scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Rated 81 points: Quite a decent malt, nice and cheap.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Dried apricot, sweet lemon, honey
    • Taste
      83 83
      Waxy, more fruits, lemon, a bit woody (oak?)
    • Finish
      79 79
      Bitter sweet, medium long (although a bit to short for my liking).

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