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Overall rating
89.47/100
votes
62
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
Masterpieces
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
351
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Oct 2013 9:27 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 190.00

62 × member ratings

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93
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93
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Moderator dram-drinker
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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87
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87
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85
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85
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82

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Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
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Finish
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Balance
22

Tastingtags

13 Notes

Black Widow
Expert Senior Black Widow Note
20 Nov 2015 10:29 pm

This Whisky was sold for 155,-€ at Whiskyauction 10/2015

dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Review note
31 Jul 2017 10:41 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92
Nose
89
Initial taste
94
Body
93
Finish
92
Price
93
Presentation
91
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Tasting note
31 Jul 2017 10:42 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Flowers, blossom, apricots, green fruits, apples, carambola, whiffs of smoke

Taste

Very oily, creamy, fruity, sweet, honey, apricot jam, also some exotic fruits, hints of woody notes - this is where the masterpiece starts - very good!

Finish

Long and burning, peppery, zesty - with water it gets more nutty, almond and vanilla notes

Comments

It's for sure a special and different Clynelish - it's very surprising that this shall be from a sherry cask - anyhow, it's must have been a very good cask and the result is great!

Jeep51
Expert Senior Jeep51 Tasting note
12 Nov 2016 5:11 pm
Jeep51 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Vraiment floral. C’est expressif, sur des notes de pétales de rose accompagnées de pamplemousse. C’est très précis. Des notes de raisins blancs également. Ça un sherry ? Avec un peu de temps c’est plus tendu et minéral

Taste

Là aussi, on est sur quelque chose de franc, précis et direct. La pêche est bien présente. Pêches au sirop, liqueur, sirop de sucre, bubble-gum, eau de rose puis le milieu de bouche devient clairement beaucoup plus épicé : girofle, poivre. Et du piment !

Finish

Longue et chaude. L’alcool se fait sentir, surtout accompagné du côté piquant des piments. Légère sécheresse et toujours un peu de rose.

Comments

Ont-ils laissé infuser des pétales de rose dans le fût ? Un whisky sympa, relativement équilibré bien que la finale soit un poil chaude et épicée. En tout cas, un fût de sherry relativement peu actif

thijs100
Connoisseur thijs100 Tasting note
26 Mar 2016 2:08 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Pickled lemon and lime with honey and beeswax. Some nice sweet 'n sour action going at first. But that makes room for some farmier notes of straw and wet grass. Pretty floral also.

Taste

Fairly mineral with a spicy edge. White pepper and cumin. Fruity as well with pineapple, underripe banana and green apples, followed by a touch of mint and a tiny bit of wood smoke. Lovely.

Finish

Spicy at first, then fruity. Long.

Comments

A wonderful Clynelish with subtle sherry influences. Complex and with a nice spicy edge.

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Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Tasting note
21 Nov 2015 9:19 am
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Vanilla, spices, some smoke, roasted barley and citrus.

Taste

Malty, citrus, syrup, mint and smoke.

Finish

Fruity, citrus, some syrup, nuts and cappuccino.

Comments

Compared wit Clynelish 1997 DoD, Clynelish 1997 ANHA, Clynelish 1997 TWC and Clynelish 1995 W-F. Thanks Marcel!

This is the most sherried and smoky Clynelish.
alectron
Specialist alectron Tasting note
09 Nov 2015 9:13 am
alectron gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

mineral & surprisingly smokey, fireplace quartz stones (flintstone / mineral quartz), somewhat estery, some citrus fruits & apples. (87)
Later: waxy, much more estery, fruity, citrus, apples, pineapples, some linen. (89)
W water: still mineral, much less smokey more of wet tobacco now, most of all - bags of citrus fruits, fresh as well as candied/crystallized, some peach & pineapple, brine, some wet oak, linen, tyme, some sweat. (88)

Taste

oily, canned fruits, pineapples, apples, nice mineral edge, very distant smoke/diesel notes. (88)
Later: even oilier, similar to the nose increasing on citrus fruits. (89)
W water: malty, oily/waxy, sweet, mineral, citrus, barley sugar sweets, oats. (89)

Finish

waxy, more canned/estery fruits, more towards yellow fruits & pears now, drying. (88)
Later:  citrus again, tart but sweet, turning dryer, also mineral again, pebbles, (89)
W water:  apples, a pleasant yeast/baking note, apple pie ?, some cinnamon, honey, persimmons, faint floral/cosmetics note. (87)

Comments
Remember - whisky scores and impressions are highly subjective and situational by nature - so don't go and buy whisky according to someone else's taste...
Ragazzo
Expert Senior Ragazzo Note
10 May 2015 10:04 pm
Ragazzo gave this whisky 93 points

Tastes much older... a real cracker!

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
09 Mar 2015 10:21 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
87
Presentation
87
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
whioli
Expert Senior whioli Review note
11 Jun 2014 4:39 pm
whioli gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91.3
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
97
Presentation
94

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