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Overall rating
88.62/100
votes
28
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Mercenary (TWM)
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
15 years old
Number of bottles
65
Strength
52.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Beproefd.be
Added on
06 Oct 2013 10:57 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75,00

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 TWM

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.62 points

  1. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    whiskyfun:

    Clynelish 15yo 1997/2013 (52.2%, The Whisky Mercenary, for beproefd)  Another Belgian affair ;-). Colour: straw. Nose: not much to say, this is a perfectly balanced, mineral, waxy and citrusy nose. I will say nuffin' more. With water: spritzer, lemonade, 'clean' floorcloth and tonic water. Some coal too. Mouth (neat): this is interesting. This baby starts with the expected waxy citrons and some kind of very mineral sauvignon blanc, Pouilly-Fumé style, but it tends to become a notch fatter than usual, with maybe a little more custard and vanilla cake. After that, a little pepper. With water: no, cancel that. Clean, zesty, mineral and lemony. Finish: long, sharp, zesty, chiselled. Modern Clynelish in full swing. Comments: it's a dangerous spirit because you can get hooked on this profile. Clynelish can kill many other malts, it can even kill Ardbeg once you've acquired the taste. Warning! SGP:462 - 89 points.

  2. mr.p9 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. M134481 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Because this is just a whisky with taste keys that you don't often taste. A whisky with a nice depth.

    Odor:
    Calm, not superficial, but also not a deep draft. Very characteristic and original.

    Taste:
    no contrast with the scent and almost completely different. The taste is nice with a nice depth, oily membrane around your tongue and good in combination with the alcohol. I would like to have a bottle of this.

    Finish: The finish reveals a delicious whisky. Unfortunately, it does not last very long, but what is left behind is very good. A finish that resembles the notes of the taste, but with new notes.

    An original whisky with beautiful notes.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity, earthy, honey, citrus and low in alcohol.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Fruity with green apple citrus, honey, earth, oil,
    • Finish
      87 87
      fruit, smoke, pepper, honey, oil, citrus fruit,

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Lovely sweet, fruity and fresh. Very pungent in a pleasant way. Nice combination of these sweet notes and peppery character.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fruity, citrus, lemon detergent, very fresh. Vanilla, bee's wax, very nice and full 'nose'.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Lovely pungent and fruity, intense, lemon, vanilla. Warming, typically waxy. Creamy structure and mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Still some little peppers, warming, sweet and fruity, pungent, long finish. Lemon, vanilla, honey.

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Falnor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. zormik scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Creamy, oily, fruity (citrus, oranges), honey, caramel
    • Taste
      Spicy, fruity (citrus, oranges), honey, vanilla, smoky
    • Finish
      Medium long, smoky, spicy

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