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Overall rating
88.06/100
votes
58
Whiskybase ID
WB40893
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Silver Seal (SS)
Vintage
1993
Bottled
11.2012
Stated Age
19 years old
Casknumber
7556
Number of bottles
322
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Mar 2013 2:51 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 218.00

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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

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      yes, this is Clynelish! beewax, red apple, cinnamon, suiker, creme brulee, vanilla cake, honey, lemontart, furniture wax, and a blanket of pears
    • Taste
      87 87
      nicely in line with the nose, most dominant: pear, papaya, honey and beewax
    • Finish
      88 88
      quite some waxiness, papaya, a bunch of ripe jonagold apples. vegetable stock lingering about as well

  3. Seanzhang scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. etwa77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      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..
    • Taste
      91 91
      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..
    • Finish
      87 87
      not too long, but salty and ashy.. slightly bitter death.

  5. sagara-kun scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very good. Simple and efficient.
    • Nose
      Young, green fruits, and a lot of wax.
      Lemon, rhubarb, goji berry.
      White pepper. Green wooded.
    • Taste
      In the mouth the wax is in front. A bit of smoke, ash. Yellow fruits in compote.
    • Finish
      Final on wax and apricot.

  6. Jevan scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Jevan scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium finish with lemons and brine. Some spice mainly white pepper.

  8. yapi scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    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

  9. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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