Clynelish 1995 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
17 years old
Ex-Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 jul 2013 3:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 90.00

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74 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Clynelish 1995 CA

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.33 points.

  1. wncvirus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sweet notes of shera, raisins, dried apricots, some marmalade and toffee
    Flavor: Light dry sherry with a background of light toffee and chocolate aromas. Slightly sour in subsequent attempts. The notes are quite deep and the aroma is strong and clear.
    Rating: 88 | 100 Short finish with a fairly strong hitting of sherry slightly sedimented. Quite an interesting whisky. The nose is very pleasant, unfortunately it is not too complex, but it has quite a strong aroma, which gives it a higher rating for me

  2. FrankH did not rate this whisky Expert Junior May, 1st. 2021: maxbid: €172

  3. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
      Nice smoke, very guilty
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. MasterMork scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  5. Rom scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Nose wax, nuts, candied orange. The mouth confirms the aromas of the nose with bitterness and more. Long finish, powerful, salty and bitter. Atypical but not my profile, the mouth is less greedy than the nose.

  6. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 126 € at Whiskyauction in Dec. 2014

  7. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice but not my favorite Clynelish
    • Nose
      Quite cloudy, fruity, sulfur
    • Taste
      Concentrated, powerful, vaporous
    • Finish
      average on licorice

  8. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes from Mark Watt (WM Cadenhead):

    Toffee, dry sherry, dried oranges, soya sauce, plums and quite meaty. Rich sherry, blackcurrants, light cayene pepper and poached pears. Very chewy. Red fruits, marzipan, soft soot and quite oily. 

  9. magic_slim scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    A strange Clynelish, showing no distillery character at all.
    • Nose
      Sweet chestnuts and sherry at first nosing with hints of sulphur. Quite indefinite and changing a lot. Caramel pudding, toffee, cherry jam, molasses … just to mention a few aromas. Pleasant but far from being excellent.
    • Taste
      Powerful with a strange taste. Starts oily sweet, then getting dryer with notes of chestnuts, bark mulch, toffee, liquorice and leather. Indefinite again, as already suggested by the nose. 
    • Finish
      Medium long on notes of bark mulch, leaving a dry and velvety feeling on the tongue behind. Strong unsweetened tea.

  10. Toffie76 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Superb Clynelish, with a terribly pleasant nose. Very balanced, the sherry side knows how to be discreet but brings all its fruitiness to the dram. Everything is finesse, basta the demonstrative, long live the subtlety. I love this whisky, nothing to say. Everything is there, the spices, the fruit, the sap, the wax (although discreet compared to the usual profile) of the mineral / saline and a little touch of sexy farmhouse ... Pleasant, fun, drinkable. Over the top.

  11. PitchBlack scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Quite dirty nose (definitely not a nosing-whisky), but the excellent and typical taste compensates.

  12. Bishlouk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very beautiful complexity, all round despite the salty and peppery waves. A Clynelish very different from those I already bus, but excellent! With water (he did not need it, but I tried anyway): No change in the nose, but the mouth becomes astringent and safe, yuck! This Clynelish fears water, worse than a Mogwai! To avoid.
    • Nose
      Waw! Marzipan, vanilla, very sweet and pastry. Grilled almonds, honey.
    • Taste
      Shivers, ho yes! A wave of salted caramelized sugar mix, a pepper candy thereafter. But is it really a Clynelish? The profile does not look like a standard Clynelish anyway.
    • Finish
      Salt sprinkles the lips, a woody wave invades the throat. All coated with honey.


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