Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 11
Stated Age
14 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
49.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Feb 2013 10:28 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.99

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72 × member ratings

53 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1998 MBa

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.83 points

  1. toklian scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    N22 P23 F22 B23

    Astonishing! Unexpectedly spicy(due to barrel) but still Clynelish!

  2. ThS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The bottom of the bottle was really good (88). After a year. It was a bottle to leave open, that one!

  3. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    22 23 23 23 91

    Chic, drinkable, tender, tasty, Brora style, superb !!!

  4. MaltFond scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Despite the small number of constituents of the fragrance and taste of the Moltos gives a sense of depth and sufficiency, a perfect balance, good potency - another great product from Maltbarn - just the case when you do not want to talk much - you need to try and enjoy.
    • Nose
      Stones on the sea shore, lemon, lemongrass, wildflowers, light notes of dried fruits, lemonade, honey, wax, caramel, juicy apples, red-green mango .
    • Taste
      Lemon crust with honey, light notes of ginger, honey cake, propolis.
    • Finish
      Light and gentle, the continuation of taste, the perfect combination of citrus and honey.

  6. ThS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Rather pleasant in the end, without being exciting because too austere for my taste. And what is the expectation of a single cask otherwise to be exciting and unique? This one misses his role, but lets himself drink with pleasure.
    • Nose
      After several weeks of opening and some disappointing drinks, it is time to return to this Clynelish. 2 cl pure in a 17cl snifter from Spiegelau.
      Lemon and green apple appeared and the whole thing melted and rounded. Cereals, green malt still dominate however; behind: chalk, lemon balm, green licorice. Orange tip that reminds that the distillate can be superbly fruity ... but that reminds only.
    • Taste
      Fat and melting mouth. Beeswax finally appears after all these weeks of aeration! A little vanilla cream, honey, biscuit cereals.
    • Finish
      Rather short, a hint of strawberry, and then vanilla cake, sweetened with acacia honey.

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample.
    • Nose
      Very fudgy right from the start. Creamy caramel, honey, apple, vanilla, pepper and lime.
    • Taste
      Caramel, green apple, honey, beeswax, vanilla, pepper and a little roasted almond.
    • Finish
      Caramel, honey, apple, vanilla sugar, lime and almond.

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    compared with Clynelish 1997 WM #6496/7/8/9/0 
    • Nose
      citrus - lemon, honey, pastry, a touch of smoke, fruit juice and cactus 
    • Taste
      citrus, fruity, some wax and floral
    • Finish
      fruity, fudge, citrus, pastry and honey 

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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


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