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Clynelish 1995 SV

Overall rating
88.68/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
21.12.1995
Bottled
23.09.2013
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
12794
Number of bottles
622
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
2060188215977
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
07 Oct 2013 3:22 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 250,00

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1995 SV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.68 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A powerful and high quality mole, an excellent aroma - a step above taste and aftertaste, an excellent combination of wax-mineral and sherry beginnings, an excellent balance of all components.
    • Nose
      Lemon-mineral, very refreshing, light perfume notes, fresh watery tropical fruits, wet pebbles after summer rain, beeswax, furniture polish, candy canes, boiled sugar, toffee, dusty dried apricots - a wonderful kaleidoscope of powerful and bright aromas, not spirtuzen.
    • Taste
      Pepper-perfumery, ginger, spicy-oak, sweet dried fruits, dried apricots, raisins - a powerful, bright explosion, but very short in time, immediately fading into the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Sweetness and perfume on the background of delicate oak, spices and pepper, light fruit sour, quite unexpectedly - light notes of smoke and pickled cucumbers, however, everything is pretty harmoniously fit into the overall picture.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. jazzpianofingers did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SAMPLEN: Oh yes, this is a serious contender right here. Oily and jammy just the way i like it with gammon, apple, pineapple, ginger and lots of oak without going overboard.
    T: Truly fabulous.
    F: This appears to be alot older that its 17 years suggest. Super cask
    C: This is without doubt my standout favourite malt of whiskylive '15, another cracker recommended by Billy. Ive bought a few bottles so will be reviewing this in more depth later.

    Scores an A-

    BOTTLE
    ‘A volatile savoury=sweet affair’

    N: Sweet, salty, sugared peanuts, crisps, breads, estery porridge with oatmeal. Later on theres orange oil, pear juice, vanilla flapjack and sherried almond oil.

    T: Sugary, oily, peaty umami - fab! Continues down this vein with sweet=mild orange juice and a sweet maltiness going into the finish. Theres lots of spirit along the way. Its a stark affair with no makeup which makes this slightly rough and tannic but also its sweet/sour clumsiness wont fail to charm the socks off you. Bitter oak kicks in and its peppery now taking its time to mellow into the finish. Water takes the spirit edge off and brings out the dry, active oak. Quite a simple one to read despite the twists and turns. Whilst the arrival is more sherried, by the end of the development its acting more like a bourbon cask.

    F: Sweet, salty peanuts and carrots. with a zesty [orange>lemon=grapefruit] vodka spirit finish. Lots of chew with its waxy mouthfeel. Its a volatile dram with the spirit and oak having a tussle to the last. Exhausted, they are both out of breath at the finish line. Its a sour/dry G&T vibe conclusion

    C: A volatile savoury=sweet affair, sometimes rough, sometimes fabulous - love it. Scoring this was a challenge. Its a A- going on C+ and in the end scores a B.
    Scores a B

  4. z-imaging scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. nathanyael scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. guerriero82 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    tasting by SVClynelish 17 yo 1995/2013 (56.2%, Signatory for The Whisky Exchange, refill sherry, cask #12794, 622 bottles) The Whisky Exchange and affiliated brands have already issued some fabulous Clynelishes in the past, so our expectations are deep now, although I think sherry can be a little tricky on Clynelish in my experience. Colour: deep gold. Nose: ah. Its not an ‘obvious’ Clynelish indeed, and it does remind me of some sherried ones by Cadenhead’s. The sherry brings out a leatheriness as well as many meaty notes such as smoked ham, or beef jerky. It’s actually rather winey as well (old wine barrel) and a little cigary. With water: I love my water, because it made the spirit stand out. Clynelish! Mouth (neat): big stuff! Massive doses of bitter oranges, curry, thick apple liqueur, with notes of chlorophyll and green tobacco. With water: once again, water unleashes the spirit’s original character. Wax, minerals and blood oranges in this case. Finish: long, and much zestier when watered down. Comments: I’ve had some medium-aged sherried Clynelish that had been quite dirty, but this one isn’t. So it’s rather an interesting – and very good – variant that should appeal to Clynelish lovers who’ve already got six or more different ‘natural’ expressions. And it loves water. SGP:562 - 87 points.

  7. ThS did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by Billy A from TWE team
    Nose:
    Cooked apple with cinnamon, warm leather, and stewed plums and raisins.
    Floating above are lighter fruity flavours, with fresh cut Braeburns,
    gummi chews and tinned pineapple.
    Palate: Classic Clynelish wax, quickly pushed aside
    by spice and fruit - more apples and chews from the nose, along with
    plump raisins and grape skin tartness. Water brings out more sweetness,
    with dark black liquorice and sherbert.
    Finish: Fragrant wood resins, tingling cinnamon and lingering medium-sweet apples.
    Comment: A well-balanced Clynelish, with the classic waxy spirit character bolstered but not hidden by sherry cask spiciness.

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