Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Master of Malt (MoM)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Series
Stated Age
16 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
56.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Jun 2013 8:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 78.25

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 MoM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.78 points

  1. Petrovitski scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  2. Arquebus scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    For me - this is my first Clynelish. Bought on Jim Murrays recommendation. Quite a challenging dram. I find this one demands a drop of water. I've heard Clynelish often delivers apples and a certain waxiness (under 20yrs), and this one certainly doesn't disappoint... It feels 'young' - younger than it's 16yrs. I get the waxiness and buckets of apples on the nose - more like the apple flavouring you get in sweets - sour green apple? Perhaps some pear drops too? It's very spirity (and i'm used to cask strength); hot, sharp sweet/ sour - very different - but tamed with a teaspoon or two of water - this way you get two drams in one - a cask strenth bruiser and something very different and complex with water.  The sherry is there, but very much quiet - in the background. The apple/ fruity theme extends into the finish and so far (I'm half way thru the bottle this fruitiness has been consistent) , I'm also reminded of good reisling wine - the 'petrol/ mineral notes.  

    90+ points from me - because it's unusual and because it appears to have a 'classic' Clynelishiness about it...!!!

  3. Arquebus scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    94/100 from Mr Murray/ Whisky Bible.

  4. Jeep51 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Not what I like or research. It's special with odd notes both on the nose and in the mouth. The finish is nice and leaves an impression of freshness.
    Blind tasting: http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/2014-02/index_EN.shtml
    • Nose
      Closed. Mineral, I do not know why but it makes me think of the boursin (cheese)! Opens on vegetal notes: mountain plants. Not my thing.
    • Taste
      More peps. It starts with nice fruity notes relatively melted, supported by a delicate woody and then it evolves towards naphthalene! Very strange! Pepper very present + some floral flavors.
    • Finish
      Very long, fresh, after eight, soap / laundry, peppermint


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