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Overall rating
83.36/100
votes
769
Whiskybase ID
WB50595
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
14 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281016535
Added on
12 Jan 2014 4:30 pm by Vassago Clynelish
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 60.00

25 × in wishlist

769 × member ratings

1829 × in collection

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

  1. Totolino scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      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!
    • Taste
      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).
    • Finish
      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.

  3. LDB scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. IIIZIII scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    2021.02.07
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Very sweet compared to the nose. Vegetal sweetness.
    • Finish
      Fresh, crispy, not drying at all, medium length

  5. Foudos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. geriud scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Gweddry scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    probably underrating it, needs re-tasting
    • Nose
      slight trace of smoke and brine, chili, malt, lemon, flowers, caramelized sugar, trace of sherry, alcohol, varnish, pineapple, needles
    • Taste
      sweet, full, honey, at the end a trace of peat and brine, wax,
    • Finish
      sweet, trace of sherry, spices, warm, ginger

  8. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      citrus, grass, green apple, ash, leather, orange
    • Taste
      apple, vanilla, pepper, leather, coffee, caramel, wood, pepper, mandarin

  9. funtik1975 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  10. craide scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Good malt bring fair price.
    Sinks a little from the nose to the finish. Still accepted standard.
    • Nose
      86 86
      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.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sparklingly spicy, not really spicy.
      Sweetness and fruit are dominant.
      And creamy with this light maritime sea breeze. Great malt that offers a lot.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium-long finish, gets a little dry with a subtle lemon note.

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