Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
16 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 Oct 2013 9:09 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 190.00

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86 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 SMS

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.30 points

  1. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Creamy, waxy, custard, citrus and some exotic notes, tastes more like a bourbon cask, a bit of alcohol bite, very good

  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. -sAxo- scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    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!
    • 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

  8. Jeep51 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Did they infuse rose petals into the cask? A nice whisky, relatively balanced although the finish is a hot and spicy hair. In any case, a relatively active sherry cask
    • Nose
      Really floral. It's expressive, with notes of rose petals and grapefruit. It's very precise. White grape notes too. That's a sherry? With a little time it's more tense and mineral
    • Taste
      Here too, we are on something straightforward, precise and direct. The fishing is present. Peaches in syrup, liqueur, sugar syrup, bubble gum, rose water and then the middle of the mouth becomes clearly much more spicy: clove, pepper. And chilli!
    • Finish
      Long and hot. The alcohol is felt, especially accompanied by the hot side of the peppers. Slight drought and always a little pink.

  9. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, spices, some smoke, roasted barley and citrus.
    • Taste
      Malty, citrus, syrup, mint and smoke.
    • Finish
      Fruity, citrus, some syrup, nuts and cappuccino.


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