Overall rating
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular
Stated Age
17 years old
Refill Butt
DL 10033
Number of bottles
48.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Jan 2014 11:16 am by Hare&Copper
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 86.25

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 DL

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.35 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful Clynelish.
    • Nose
      Flowery and grassy start, slightly stinging alcohol, but it quickly vanishes. Beeswax, honey, vanilla. Oranges. Almonds. Tobacco and leather notes.
    • Taste
      Velvety, waxy and oily. Flourish apples, oranges and mandarins, as well as tart herbs. Some oak, just enough that it does not get bitter. Nice coffee notes and dark chocolate. In addition, light pepper wort.
    • Finish
      Still waxy and velvety, walnuts and oranges, honey, vanilla and again oak flavor.

  3. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Starts typically waxy and somewhat farm-like. Straw, warm earth, old garden tools, barn, yarrow, sweet apples, full malty, green hazelnuts, a trace of honey, coconut blossom sugar and later also out of hand hay.
    • Taste
      Soft and oily as well as remarkably sweet. Caramel, vanilla cream, nut oil, warm candle wax, light spicy cinnamon and allspice, again floury sweet apples, dried apricots and a hint of smoke and metallic accents.
    • Finish
      Full-bodied, slightly spicy but still very sweet with dried fruit, caramel and a hint of oak.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      73 73

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    It I actually full bodied on the palate and the clynelish wax does surface but the bitterness spoils it for me.
    • Nose
      Cleaning fluid and then a little bitter orange
    • Taste
      yack, bitter fruit skins hit you first which is not a good start. It dos have a little sweetness which slowly grows and them some orange cream and biscuit notes emerge but mixed in with the cream is this woody bitterness that does not fade
    • Finish
      reasonable but not particularly satisfying

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not exactly your typical Clynelish, a lot sweeter. Nonetheless a nice drinker.
    • Nose
      Apple juice and lemon with some sweet and sugary cupcake. Also some light caramel, bee's wax and honey. Some farminess (straw), but not a lot.
    • Taste
      Fruity with red apples and apricots. Also more honey with added custard and vanilla. Some with chocolate and the tiniest bit of mint.
    • Finish
      Medium in length. Sweet and fruity.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. j j scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good clynelish...
    • Nose
      Straw, lemon, gingerbread, yellow wine gums. 
    • Taste
      Summer fruits, interesting nutty character. Great balance. 
    • Finish
      Dry And spicy with gloves, white pepper, candy background.

  9. Bishlouk scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Well done, not bad at all. Too bad it is reduced, otherwise it would have been the bomb!

    (tasted in festival)
    • Nose
      Salted caramel (a profile that I particularly like), but evaporates quickly enough.
    • Taste
      Iodine, caramel in the lead.
    • Finish
      Average, always on the salted caramel profile.


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