Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
15 years old
Refill Sherry
Number of bottles
53.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
for Daracha
Added on
12 Sep 2013 7:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85.00

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 AD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.41 points

  1. el Gato scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Anise. Grass. Ammonia. Apples and lemons. Raspberries. Minerals. ventually blueberries. Hints of salt.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Fat and oily. Minerals. Gray. Green Apples. Very juicy. Grapefruit. Very fresh. More berries now. Pepper.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long. Citrus all the way. Bitterness still here. Herbs. Minerals. Grass and lemons still. Liquerice. Tobacco.

  2. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Rather light-bodied, and in my opinion it would have benefited much from staying some extra years in the cask, as I felt that the whisky didn't carry its high ABV of 53% all that well (the alcohol not being as well integrated as it could have been). All in all, a very enjoyable dram from nose to finish.
    • Nose
      Fruits (pear), spices, vanilla, butter, a clear presence of oak, flowery nectar, fruit-infused sweet malt, dried red fruits (almost reminiscent of sherry?), buttery caramel, fresh leather, lots of unburnt peat, a mineral-like touch, a whiff of tobacco (smoke), a mild saltiness and some coconut.
    • Taste
      Much more fresh and zesty than the nose suggested (very pleasantly so), cream , vanilla, oak, tobacco (smoke), some chocolate, jelly beans (in a very positive way) and some digestive biscuits in there as well.
    • Finish
      Medium in length - tobacco smoke, oak, vanilla, dried red fruits, unburnt peat and a lovely butteriness towards the very end. 


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