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Overall rating
88.63/100
votes
18
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

18 × member ratings

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Member Senior Alano
91
Expert Senior pieters87
90
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde
90
Expert Senior zormik
90
Expert Senior MacMenM
90
Administrator Vassago Clynelish
90
Expert Senior Banzai
90
Connoisseur markjedi1
89
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89
Member Junior blixa
89
Specialist Isonone
89
Expert Senior Johan Van Samang
88
Expert Junior Deraaf
88
Expert Senior Falnor
87
Expert Senior Master Quill
87
Member Senior Philippe Verlinden
86
Expert Junior Gerreim
86
Connoisseur Georges
84

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 TWM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.63 points

  1. Falnor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  2. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  3. zormik scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. 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.

  5. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • 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.

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