Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
White Label - Cask Strength
61.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Sep 2013 9:01 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1972 CA

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.00 points

  1. corbuso scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    An excellent old style of Clynelish, with a very sherry influence on leather, dry fruits and other nice fruity flavours

  2. guerriero82 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    tasting by SV (whisky fun.com):
    Clynelish 1972 (61.5%, Cadenhead for Oddbins, cask #5643, early 1990s)  I guess there’s no need to tell you about 1972 at Clynelish (and at Brora, and at many other Scottish distilleries). A miracle year! Colour: red amber. Nose: I don’t think I’ll need to describe this nose for you. I’ll simply say that it’s a slightly flinty and cigary, yet pretty magnificent and vibrant 1972 Clynelish from a more than perfect sherry cask. Big, big stuff. With water: excuse me, but wow. I mean, wow! Fir trees, mushrooms, a box of puros, blood oranges, burning vine stock, old chartreuse, burnt beef, gingerbread, hundreds of spices… Mouth (neat): hits you right between the eyes. High-impact orangey sherry, fabulously zesty and thick at the same time, with an incredible body and plenty of smoked meats. Will that do? With water: yeah, leather, tobacco, a curious feeling of overripe strawberries (that can happen with sherry casks), guavas, more blood oranges, an amazing spice mix… Please call the anti-maltoporn brigade! Finish: very long, smoky, jammy, spicy and, as expected, rather waxy as well. After all, this is Clynelish. Sadly, the aftertaste is a notch drying and too chocolaty for my taste. Loses one or two points here. Comments: absolutely superb, although it’s maybe not the best Clynelish 1972 ever to be honest. But we’re very close for sure! SGP:463 - 92 points.


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