Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bourbon Hogshead
MoS 12051
Number of bottles
54.7 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Bottled for
10th Whisky-Live Spa 2013
Added on
03 Feb 2013 5:09 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 164.98

6 × in wishlist

51 × member ratings

57 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 MoS

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.43 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. nulty scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Quite linear and not very complex, this whisky has for him an original profile and pretty fruit. Tasted blind.
    • Nose
      Honey, wax. Compote of apricots, apples. A little alcoholic. Orange peel. Sweet, some notes reminiscent of a muscat SBN. Tip of wood and nuts. Discreet smoke and a little pebble.
    • Taste
      We stay on these very ripe, sweet fruits. Apricots, oranges. This then evolves to something less greedy - a bit like oxidation on a white wine. Nuts. Again, at the level of texture (thick, almost sweet) and aromas (sugars, fruits), it is reminiscent of an SGN.
    • Finish
      Rather short, peaches, wood a little drying.

  3. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Another very good Clynelsih.
    • Nose
      Very mineral, lemon, some wax and caramel, spices.

      With water: more fruits (orange among others)
    • Taste
      Citrus fruits, peaches, caramel in the first place. Then bitterness with a big spicy and peppery wave, a little sea salt.

      With water: softer, on yellow fruits.
    • Finish
      Medium, more bitter than the beginning of mouths, a lot of spices and a woody touch.

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great Clynelish. It may not reach the level of the bottling I was part
    of selecting, but maybe that has a little to do with my assessement.
    • Nose
      On the nose, it is sweeter than the Clynelish for The Bonding Dram. Turkish
      Delight, loads of caramelized oranges, lemon grass and beeswax. A good helping
      of lemon, too. Typical mineral side as was to be expected. Some butterscotch
      and nougat. Wonderfully sweet. I love it.
    • Taste
      On the palate, the lemon and oranges are joint by a light bitter note in
      the form of juicy grapefruit. Some apricots and
      plums too. Creamy and mouthcoating. Kinine, white pepper and some ginger. Nice
      balance. The nuts return. Lovely.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, spicy and remains wonderfully sweet with a
      bitter terminus.


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