Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Elegant, subtle, balanced - in total harmony
Stated Age
27 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
55.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L12 352 8ML
Added on
12 dec 2012 11:37 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 130.00

6 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1984 SMWS 26.90

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.92 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Fresh pine, candle wax, a bit of honey dew. Quite typical of Clynelish. On second whiff, pineapples, some sour citrus,
    • Taste
      89 89
      Quite spirity initially... stings your nose upon first sip. Still fruity, but somewhat grassier now. Not more complex than a good Clynelish in their early 20's.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Not much development over the palate. A bit more oak at the end. Not sure if this wouldn't have been better if taken out of the barrel earlier.

  2. AlecM scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nose: lemon with a lot of wax.

    Taste: lemons and wax and warming sherry.

    Finish: long lemony finish with spices from the wood making their presence felt.

    Incredible quality for such an old whisky.

  3. MasterMork scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Soderberg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Comice Pear flesh

    This sample, from the existing distillery in Brora, is like a landscape pastel painting out of the still house overlooking the Moray Firth. It starts off shy, lemon fragrant wax candles, pear in chocolate sauce and beeswax. Then you discover fresh oysters, rock pools, mixed apple slices and a garden in full bloom. The taste is a shellfish medley and a Dover sole with tagliatelli, slightly lemony, waxy and a hint of smoke - all in perfect balance. With water the nose has oysters with vinegar and tarragon dill, candid fennel, turning richer and more intense floral/perfumed like a soft rain shower opening the flowers in the garden. The taste like sweet incense, dark treacle toffee with a malty intensity of a Porter beer.

  7. Finlaggan scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found here:


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