Clynelish 1971 DL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old & Rare - The Platinum Selection
Stated Age
35 years old
Number of bottles
46.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 dec 2008 9:31 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 7113.71

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55 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Clynelish 1971 DL

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.94 points.

  1. Luigisim scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    A great Clynelish - old style!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Intense, fruity, pineapple, overripe mango, beeswax, spices, whiffs of oak wood and old books - great!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Punchy, oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, fruity, more tropical fruits, more honey, more waxes, spices, ginger, fruit juices - very good!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, warm, fruity, still waxy

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Honey wax papaya mango grapefruit, very good

  4. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A great example of how the hype is built for this famous distillery.
    • Nose
      Light and fruity, 60s, 70s typical style, melon and sweet flowers, then it becomes super tropical, tons of papaya and passion fruits!
    • Taste
      Very sweet, lemon oil and perfume (I mean good), hot despite low alcohol content but still elegant due to the balance from the sweet barley, very rich mouthfeel with a lot of floral flavors.
    • Finish
      Long, bitter oak, floral and perfumy.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Every thing is balanced and well I suppose in harmony, I cannot really faulty whisky like this.

    Great stuff.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    With water:-

    Its actually a little less expressive on the nose but there is more sweetness on the palate and a lovely plummy note and yes a little waxy but not overpowering.

    Finish is a little longer and the sweetness remains until the end with pastry and cream.

    What a belter of a whisky.
    • Nose
      Apple, plum, brine and of course that classic Clynelish waxiness so its looking good so far. I also get a little warm biscuit and after a little time in the glass some grassy notes are evident which remind me of old Cragganmore bottles.
    • Taste
      Very, very creamy, a substantial mouth feel which is what I love about some older whiskies. There are definite pastry notes to the fore with the fruit a little in the background.

      The ever so slightly bitter apple notes get stronger and then there is a right royal battle between the sweeter fruit notes and the drier pastry notes, its actually not bitter just a little shy, perhaps a little water will help?
    • Finish
      Good medium length, creamy & some fruity sweetness but its not a massive fruit, just right really.

  7. ALouis scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Color :
    Nose :
    Nice nose, balanced.
    little money


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