Overall rating
Single Malt
Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company (CWL)
Stated Age
15 years old
Number of bottles
53.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Mar 2013 9:54 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75.00

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41 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 CWL

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.21 points

  1. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A young Clynelish who lacks power, complexity and personability. A Whisky that can please, especially to the uninitiated.
    • Nose
      Fresh fruit (peach?).
      There is like a tip citric (digestion?), Woody, a little sweet side and finally a note of wax "classic Clynelish".
    • Taste
      Light attack, aqueous.
      Then there is fruit, always this citric side, woody and vanilla.
      Finally some vegetal notes.
    • Finish
      Short, vegetal, woody and vanilla.

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, it's pasty, then the lemon explodes literally, then a cooked vegetable taste, finally sweet pepper and paraffin!
    sweet fruit, melted wax, subtle scented feel!
    • Nose
      intense nose
    • Taste
      more sweetness

  3. MaltMartin scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A good Clynelish with a waxy mineralic profile which is well known of this distillery.
    • Nose
      Grapefruit, apples and tropical fruit. Some wet stones. Floral notes as well.
    • Taste
      Typical Clynelish waxiness. Minerals. Sweetness intermingles with bitterness. Spicy later on.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Becomes more bitter at the end.

  4. ErrHaBe scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Reiner Bourbonfaßausbau, really delicious to drink and quite complex. buy candidate
    • Nose
      Malt, waxy notes, light alcoholic notes and bitter notes, light fruits (pineapple and pear), green branches and light acidity
    • Taste
      Bizzelling alcohol, vanilla and malt, again fruits and sweetness, barrel notes
    • Finish
      Sweet, long finish, filling the room and drying out at the back. Vanilla sugar and wood. Long after swallowing, there is still a small raspberry

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    There are fruits but ultra-dominated by the waxy side of Clynelish, in a hyper-thick version, which lets pass a little malt. Round and silky. Rarely has a nose evoked liquid textures. In the mouth we find its sensations, with a sweet side. Final clean but short, on the fruits. No spices. I hope a little water will boost all that. On the nose, vanilla and lemon emerge for my greatest pleasure. In the mouth too! With some pep, the spices having cleared a path.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  6. Spirit of Delphi scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Ok, without leaving a lasting impression
    • Nose
      White wine, intense tangerines, Hubba Bubba
    • Taste
      Brandy, sweetness, apple, light bitterness, well balanced, not overly complex
    • Finish

  7. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity (citrus, lemons), creamy, oily
    • Taste
      Grassy, creamy, nutty, smoky
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, dry

  9. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Lemon, mineral,
    • Taste
    • Finish

  10. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Typically Clynelish, very good for those who love style.
    • Nose
      Friendly, wax, fruits (citrus fruits, pears, bananas, muscat grapes), some mineral notes, hay, a hint of pepper

      With water: the lemon springs.
    • Taste
      Oily texture, first on cereals and wet stone. The fruits then appear and are submerged by a thick layer of spices (especially pepper). A small salt point is present.

      With water: no noticeable differences.
    • Finish
      Long and relatively bitter.


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