- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 14 years old
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 12 Jan 2014 4:30 pm by Vassago Clynelish
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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 14-year-old
56 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.36 points
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Surprisingly multi-faceted. At the beginning, I perceive a pronounced floral-fruity note. Floral aromas, dark forest honey, crème brûlée, plenty of caramel, subtle candle wax and echoes of exotic fruits dominate my first impressions. The basic character is pleasantly light, but without being powerless, very fresh and balanced. In the background I already register the first spicy oak notes and a maritime flavor, which reminds me of a fresh sea breeze. Makes you want to more!
Very pleasing the Clynelish clothes the entire mouth (creamy texture), before a fruity-spicy interplay begins. The alcohol content of 46% ensures a powerful onset, at the tip of the tongue creates a very slight tingle (Pfeffrigkeit). Vanilla, caramel, dark forest honey, orange peel, apricot and malt dominate the fruity-sweet side. The spicy-maritime side is characterized by spices (cloves, a hint of cinnamon), walnuts, spicy oak notes and salt (sea breeze).
Medium long, warm and spicy. The floral-fruity aromas build up with the last of their strength, before a strong conglomeration of spices, hints of herbs and oak is gaining in tasteful upper water. The result is a slight dryness and a delicate bitterness on the palate.
- All-time classic for me with an enticingly waxy aroma profile including honey, oranges and seawater spray. I like it, period! The go-to everyday dram of my choice if I had one and surely one of the better standard range whiskies.
Quiet green initially. Farmy, green peas, green vegetal pasta. No trace of any peat. With time, the resinous, waxy nature is coming through more obviously.
Very sweet compared to the nose. Vegetal sweetness.
Fresh, crispy, not drying at all, medium length
- probably underrating it, needs re-tasting
slight trace of smoke and brine, chili, malt, lemon, flowers, caramelized sugar, trace of sherry, alcohol, varnish, pineapple, needles
sweet, full, honey, at the end a trace of peat and brine, wax,
sweet, trace of sherry, spices, warm, ginger
citrus, grass, green apple, ash, leather, orange
apple, vanilla, pepper, leather, coffee, caramel, wood, pepper, mandarin
- Good malt bring fair price.
Sinks a little from the nose to the finish. Still accepted standard.
Nice fresh, very fruity beginning.
There is also vanilla, some hay and a pleasantly sweet note. Honey, some wax and salty, maritime. A more artificial citrus note seems rather out of place between the other flavors.
Sparklingly spicy, not really spicy.
Sweetness and fruit are dominant.
And creamy with this light maritime sea breeze. Great malt that offers a lot.
Medium-long finish, gets a little dry with a subtle lemon note.