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Overall rating 16 votes 88.93
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
Market
be Belgium
Added on
06 Oct 2013 10:48 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75,00

30 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 22
Finish 21
Balance 22

Tastingtags

6 Notes

ovanpuyvelde
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde Review note
27 May 2017 9:42 pm
ovanpuyvelde gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.7
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
91
Presentation
86
zormik
Expert Senior zormik Review note
27 May 2017 9:56 pm
zormik gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.8
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
88
svenske2015
Expert Senior svenske2015 Note
23 May 2016 10:28 pm

whiskyfun:

Clynelish 15yo 1997/2013 (52.2%, The Whisky Mercenary, for beproefd) Four stars and a half 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.
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Georges
Connoisseur Georges Review note
28 Mar 2015 8:52 pm
Georges gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.8
Nose
84
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
81
Presentation
81
Georges
Connoisseur Georges Tasting note
28 Mar 2015 8:20 pm
Georges gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Creamy, oily, fruity (citrus, oranges), honey, caramel

Taste

Spicy, fruity (citrus, oranges), honey, vanilla, smoky

Finish

Medium long, smoky, spicy

Comments
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
12 Oct 2013 7:04 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

On the nose, it is bulls eye from the start! Waxy with honey, grapefruit and crystalized lemon. Flints and wet rocks. Some green grass. Evolves slowly towards pineapple to end in Turkish Delight. Hints of nuts and even some nougat in the background.

Taste

It is spicy and creamy at the attack. Immediately I get a truckload of citrus, pink grapefruit up front. Halfway through a great smokiness with a salty lining emerges. Sweet peat. Quinine? Ginger, no doubt. And a pinch of white pepper. The tannins do what they are supposed to, giving it a wonderful bitterness that is so typical for Clynelish 1997. I am not going to add water to this, for he needs it not.

Finish

It dies a bittersweet death on warm spices and grapefruit. It remains creamy until the death.

Comments

Well, this bottling surely gives them a grand entrance. This Clynelish 1997 is among the better that I have tried. Successful promotional stunt, if you ask me. Available at Beproefd.be for 75 EUR. I suggest you do not procrastinate.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man

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