Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Auld Rare Whisky Sweden AB (ArW)
Stated Age
21 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
54.5 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
16 Mar 2013 12:55 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 132.00

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1989 ArW

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. Zinni scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    1989 was THE outstanding Clynelish vintage in the 80s after '82. This rather unknown bottling can (by far) not keep up with the ingenious 89 TWA Moody Lions, but it doesn’t have to hide.
    • Nose
      Mineral like a dry Pfalz Riesling, freshly grated lemon zest, in the background some acacia honey, the alcohol is perfectly integrated.
    • Taste
      Here the alcohol begins to drumming lightly on the tongue, again the lemon and now also clear paraffin notes that were not really noticeable in the nose.
    • Finish
      He cannot and does not want to deny the 54.5%, a strong start which then fades away on the palate quite quickly, leaving lemon and wax.

  2. Tothemorrow scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    One dram note. Full-bodied. Does blossom with water in due time (at least 30min)
    • Nose
      Lots of green apples combined with paper glue. Water brings toffee candy, nutmeg and lots of lemon balm.
    • Taste
      Sweet, elderflower, hazelnut, some sour apples.
    • Finish
      Juniper berries and oak

  3. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Improved with water and time in the glass. Only had one dram of this, which I had a whole bottle.

    (Tasting interval 87-90)
    • Nose
      floral with bitter almond and white paper glue.
    • Taste
      mixed nuts, almond in particular, elder flower, green apple. Powerful and oily. With water it became more sweet and spicy (nutmeg). 
    • Finish
      the finish was long with marzipan, spearmint, juniper and melissa.


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