Clynelish 14-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Stated Age
14 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Jan 2014 5:09 pm by Vassago Clynelish

Average value

€ 421.61

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167 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 14-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.83 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The representative representative of the distillery, well balanced, soft, drink, is not a masterpiece, but it makes a very good impression. The commercial fortress is not annoying, the depth and saturation is enough for a thoughtful tasting.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, honey-waxed with mineral tones, wildflowers, herbs, lemon, syrup, pollen, warm, light, quite characteristic for the distillery.
    • Taste
      Mineral-lemon, creamy sweetness, sweet oak, pepper-ginger wave, oil cream, orange peel, orange confiture, boiled condensed milk, toffee.
    • Finish
      Oak-sweet with the growth of bitterness and astringent notes, ginger, creamy tones, wax, propolis.

  2. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      63 63

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Brief comparison with the 14-year standard bottling (WID: 52446).

    The flora & fauna has significantly more wax notes on the nose than the normal 14er. The F&F also seems somehow more set, but also more mineral. The standard filling becomes livelier in comparison, but not immature.
    In the mouth, the F&F is quite oily and waxy. For me it also looks like a blend from the past. Old school. But also somewhat too subdued. The normal 14er looks livelier and almost more interesting because it is multifaceted. With the standard 14er, the fruits are fresher, the oak tingled and a little wax. At F&F, the wax is almost too dominant and artificial for me.

    I think I like the standard 14er better. There's more life in there.

  4. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      a lot of wax - rather the artificial candle wax, clear acidity - reminiscent of Weisweinessig, sweet candied lemon peel - lemon, lime blossom, rose water, a lot of grass, furniture polish,
    • Taste
      Lemon, malt, stone meal, grass, - beautiful retro profile - but something suffers under the wax
    • Finish
      medium long, fruity, dark chocolate

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Beeswax candles, light honey, yellow apples. Matchbox, hot sand, red peppercorns.
    • Taste
      Oily. Honey, liquid wax, a hint of pepper. Behind apricot tart and milk chocolate.

  8. Ed Radour scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

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

  9. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    N: creamy and waxy (a lot of wax!!!). red apple P: not a great body, oily and honeyed F: walnut. quite short



  10. korry78 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Clynelish 14-year-old, 43 vol, Flora & Fauna from Michael Jackson's Malt Whisky Companion (4th edition)

    Colour: pale gold.

    Nose: Sea, perhpas seaweed, and peat.

    Body: medium to full, smooth. Visibly oily.

    Palate: starts malty (sweetish when water is added), becoming fruity-spicy (mustard?), with notes of seaweed and salt.

    Finish: remarkable, lingering spiceness. Stays very fresh, with an emphatic mustard flavour. Reminiscent of mustard and cress. A tremendously appetizing malt.

    Score: 81


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