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Overall rating
85.94/100
votes
33
Whiskybase ID
WB46298
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Blackadder (BA)
Bottling serie
Raw Cask
Vintage
08.10.1996
Bottled
08.2013
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
8782
Number of bottles
528
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
15 Nov 2013 4:04 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 115.17

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33 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 BA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.94 points

  1. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    really nice and well made, but doesn’t stand out, much better than the standard clynelish 14 (livelier and more balanced sherry)
    • Nose
      elegant sherry, gum, tree sap, dark fruits, honey, grass, nuts, waxy mint, elegant wood
    • Taste
      rich stewed dark fruits, spicy, rich salty and sweet sherry, light smoke, orange, honey, grass
    • Finish
      long, rich dark fruits, rich orange notes, really dry, grass and nuts at the back followed by rich stewed fruits with orange notes

  5. molar3rd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Starts quite rich with sherry and ripe red apple, dark honey and nuts. Quite an earthy feel to it and with a drop of water the earthiness is more prominent and the waxy notes you come to expect are also there.

    Palate: More sherry influence here as well as pepper and spice. Milk chocolate filled with nuts and almonds and also a flinty edge with used matchsticks and sulphur. Drying towards the end.
    Finish: Quite dry. Sherry and dark chocolate with hints of dry fig and dark honey, and some matchsticks too.

    All in all this is a a very good Clynelish, the sherry is not prominent, which is nice as it does not mask the basic aromas and flavours of the spirit. Very different than the 18 year old Signatory Sherry Clynelish, but still quite enjoyable. It’s more expensive than the Signatory version. If i had to choose I’d opt for the former, rather than this one.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2015/03/11/clynelish-1996-blackadder-cask-8782/

     

  6. Bishlouk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Powerful, taking. Light iodine, tobacco and leather, wood, dried fruit and stewed fruit. Palate: Candied and dry yellow fruits. Round and sweet mouth, well balanced alcohol. Final: Average, in the continuity of the mouth. Verdict: Oufti it's good! The only dram I've finished this evening, by the way. What else to say? The sherry layer is not too invasive. Not complex, but a pleasure from start to finish.

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