- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Silver Seal (SS)
- Stated Age
- 19 years old
- Number of bottles
- 53.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 16 Mar 2013 2:51 pm
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58 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1993 SS
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.06 points
yes, this is Clynelish! beewax, red apple, cinnamon, suiker, creme brulee, vanilla cake, honey, lemontart, furniture wax, and a blanket of pears
nicely in line with the nose, most dominant: pear, papaya, honey and beewax
quite some waxiness, papaya, a bunch of ripe jonagold apples. vegetable stock lingering about as well
very creamy and cake-y.. vanilla and apple pie.. the alcohol pricks the nose a bit, but it's all friendly.. wax and oils galore per Clynelish.. more fruits.. almonds.. nothing wrong, just not mind-blowing, which i have come to expect from these vintages.. and look at me complaining of not being enough impressed..
the star of the show.. clean, crisp, mineral.. a tad fruity.. very delicate.. lemons and salty brine.. not so much wax here for me.. more like an Islay-esque Clynelish..
not too long, but salty and ashy.. slightly bitter death.
- Very good. Simple and efficient.
Young, green fruits, and a lot of wax.
Lemon, rhubarb, goji berry.
White pepper. Green wooded.
In the mouth the wax is in front. A bit of smoke, ash. Yellow fruits in compote.
Final on wax and apricot.
- Not as waxy as I had hoped for a Cynelish for that is what I mostly love about this distillery. Fruity and lacking in much wood influence this seems younger than its 19 years. I find this actually heading in the way of an unpeated Caol Ila or an unpeated youngish Ledaig ( Not Tobermory though even though this makes no sense). Good but not great, my first Silver Seal. 85.
Upfront, fruity and candlewaxy with floral acetone notes. Light musty older sandalwood with a hint of mushroom behind. Limoncello. Something herbaceous, thymey almost, hides deeper down. With water the lemons, thyme and musty sandalwood strengthen and a hint of brine appears.
Very fruity rich taste with lemons. A waxy mouthfeel coats the mouth but fades back down. Brine and some other fruits appear, white grapes? grapefruit? With water a hint of tobacco or tea. Some light spice, white pepper.
Medium finish with lemons and brine. Some spice mainly white pepper.
- Clynelish 19 yo 1993/2012 (53.5%, Silver Seal, cask #7556, 322 bottles) Colour: straw. Nose: I think modern Clynelish needs time to lose its roughish – sometimes a little too estery - edges and to reach grandeur, that is to say the 90 mark. It seems that this one could make it, as it’s subtler than the others, with more almonds, beeswax, olive oil, seawater, mushrooms, cigars, brine… In short, a Clynelish that’s both more ‘Islay’ and more ‘Clynelish’, in a way. With water: bingo! Some tropical fruits start to appear, the cigars remain, the seawater as well, the wax too… All good. Mouth (neat): quite perfect, very assertive, leafy in a good way, acrid in a good way, lemony in a good way… The others still had a slightly vulgar fruitiness from their youth, while this one’s fully mature in my opinion. Perfecto! With water: indeed. Excellently balanced, between citrus fruits, other zesty tropical fruits, salty elements and this oily-waxy je-ne-sais-quoi. Finish: same, even if it’s not the longest Clynelish I’ve ever met. Lemon juice and brine in the aftertaste. Comments: minimal wood influence, perfect age, brilliant spirit, that’s why I’m into whisky. SGP:452 - 90 points.
Serge Valentin, on whiskyfun