Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
23 years old
Refill Bourbon
Number of bottles
52.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 Apr 2013 9:51 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 128.00

9 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1989 AD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. dramspotter scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Notes from blind mystery tasting.
    • Nose
      straw, salty, liquorice, varnish, hand lotion
    • Taste
      honey, perfume, oil
    • Finish
      medium; menthol in the end suggesting this is a refill hogshead

  2. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 239 bottles from cask no. 3847
    A rare and exciting refill hogshead from this famous Brora distillery. The pale gold indicates that the cask hasn’t been too active, which is a bonus at this age. The beading is one of the best we have seen for a long time, indicating a viscous mouth texture. A bright nose with just a slight prickle, with overall hints of scented wax with a floral top note.  Then, moorland plants, heather and bog myrtle, fresh pine sap and wild flowers – a walk in Highlands! Tasting straight it is remarkably smooth and viscous with honeycomb and honey in the warming aftertaste. At reduced strength there is light candle wax with faded pop pourri. Tasting again, it is smooth with a soft texture, and a nice balance of primary tastes. A hint of white chocolate in finish rounds off this exceptional whisky.

  3. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very nicely balanced whisky.
    • Nose
      Waxy. Floral. Honey. Later fruit salad - peach, banana, mandarin, apple, pineapple. A little smoke?
    • Taste
      Oily texture. Sweet honey and wax. Slightly floral and ripe fruits. Some citrus flavors.
    • Finish
      Long and warming. Ginger spice and oak.

  4. SilentStill scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An adult Highland paint with a remarkable citrus nose and a round and full, though not overly complex body.
    • Nose
      Strong citrus flavors, later letting off and passing in juicy lemon cake. Fir needles, wood chips and fresh meadow blossoms complete the picture.
    • Taste
      Gentle smoky onset, including less citrus than in the nose, but a bit of dark chocolate. Soft and supple on the palate and well matured with its 23 Lenzen and possibly in its best age.
    • Finish
      An interesting mix of the pine needles of the nose and the dark chocolate from the palate.


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