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Clynelish 1973 SV

Overall rating
92.11/100
votes
57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Prestonfield 2nd Bottling
Vintage
23.07.1973
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
33 years old
Casktype
Sherry butt
Casknumber
8913
Number of bottles
439
Strength
54.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Sep 2007 9:00 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2790,00

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1973 SV

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.11 points

  1. Volanne scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Really decent malt, but I miss the hardy vegetables (Jerusalemen Artichoke) that are so typical from other early 70s bottlings. A little lack of madness if you ask me. Not one I would die for.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Soft and easy, with lots of orchard fruits. Apples and pears. Jellybeans (a mix of green and yellow ones). Nicely candied. Soft spices (a hint of nutmeg), but strangely and disappointly "kind" overall.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Soft and kind again. 54.6%, really? Balance is great from that point of view! Orchard fruits and ginger ale. Fruitiness of timut pepper mixed with light honey. Nice mouthfeel, but I miss the farmy side and the hardy veggies that are so typical of other bottlings.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Tasty, with quite some apples and a nice beehiveness now, it is nicely sustained by the rather high ABV.

  2. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Excellent, atypical, a whisky from another time.
    • Nose
      Like a piña colada. An exotic bomb. From pineapple to profusion, coconut, passion fruit, guava, vanilla, dried apricots, orange jam, grapefruit zest, honey and beeswax.
    • Taste
      Juicy then dry, astringent, like some white wines, austere, mineral. Complex.
    • Finish
      Long on peat, and the bitterness of citrus fruits.

  3. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Bishlouk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    There is nothing to say, it is heavy this case! A Clynelish (almost Brora) as we do (unfortunately) more, very full and who can not drink a dash.
    • Nose
      Clynelish is very recognizable by its highly glazed and waxy side, but here in almost industrial proportions. Very ripe yellow fruits (apple, pear), and some notes of ginger and volutes of smoke. This nose seems to me to have family tunes with the Brora that I could taste, which anyway may seem logical.
    • Taste
      A greasy and waxy texture, candle limit. The fruits of the orchard are present, accompanied by pinches of white pepper and ginger. Alcohol is felt and mixes with this ever dominant wax.
    • Finish
      Long, always on very ripe fruits and a little smoke. The wax is less present, to give way to a grassy dryness.

  5. Dede scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Another old Clynelish top, this time in a hairy version for us men. And how good it is to be a man!
    • Nose
      Although smokier than the SMOS, we find a profile with an undeniable air of resemblance to the latter. The waxy notes are very marked, the fruitiness "orchard of us" is present, the alcohol a little more aggressive. Let's wait a bit. The aeration brings out marine and especially spicy notes of candied ginger, a small farmer's side too. This nose is less melted, more virile than the previous one, but we remain in family, on the side Clynelish. A few drops of water accentuate these last aspects.
    • Taste
      The attack is surprisingly softer than the SMOS, then the degrees are felt. Smoke is also present, in the absence of peat. The texture, fat, makes the whisky pleasantly tapes your mouth. The wax, the fruits of the orchard, the white pepper marry harmoniously. With a little water: oh yes, the profile is still nice, but the alcoholic burn disappears.
    • Finish
      Long, it is first phenolic before developing on the fruit (plum, apple) and spices. We find peat with retro-olfaction. It is also slightly drying, but much less than that of SMOS.

  6. magic_slim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Just another beautiful old Clynelish.
    • Nose
      Powerful and expressive. The nose is fruity with quinces and mangos. There are honey and ginger. Very fresh and clean.
    • Taste
      Powerful and clean with leather, linseed, ginger and white pepper. Quite some parraffin and waxiness. Very nice.
    • Finish
      Long, dry and pleasant with a combination of linseed, white pepper and waxiness.

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