Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
17 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 Mar 2014 8:41 am by whiskyman_de
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 282.00

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17 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 AD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.60 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 264 bottles from cask no. 6417
    This has also been drawn from a rare Spanish oak, ex-Sherry hogshead. A lovely amber colour – inviting and almost sparkling bright like an Amontillado sherry. Very good beading indicates great mouth viscosity. A light prickle with dried fruits and spice; moist fruitcake, toasted almonds; allspice; key-note wax tucked well in the background. A rich, oily mouthfeel; sweet and spicy taste and a thread of scented smoke in the long finish. More obviously waxy with water, with herbal, dry moorland scents and a trace of butterscotch. The taste still mouthfilling; still sweet and spicy (and warming), but drier and with some hessian or canvas in the aftertaste, suggesting an older whisky. Remarkable and very unusual.

  2. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by WhiskyFacile.com (April 3, 2015):

    Color: copper.

    Nose: the barrel is not really inactive, but the distillate Clynelish not let himself ensnared and tame easily ... After the first obvious barriers alcoholic (nail polish remover), stands a wonderful aroma, between the caramel / tarte tatin / mon cheri / panettone , and notes even more fruit (dried figs and raisins, prunes and apples, strawberries). A sense of pipe tobacco, very crisp. But here is the distillate (from I spread, showing his talk! - Is a quote for the chosen few) with its lead ore, with points clear of beeswax, candle strawberry, honey, something 'old books' , damp paper ... Very good. With water, adding a note of fresh flowers really delicious.Palate: still, not hiding at all grading, which indeed it does feel a bit 'too. Sticks on a wax sensational and enchanting, beeswax, propolis, brown sugar, honey and sherry bitter ... A very cool, for the rest, with the sweetness that widens for a moment but then closes all the sull'amaro malt (biscuits), the orange zest. Toffee, raisins. Chinotto. After a while ', creme caramel. Dried figs growing. Less complex than the nose but very enjoyable. With water opens a bit 'on the sweetness with notes of toffee, honey and caramel more enveloping.Final: long and persistent, more sull'amaro of malt and caramel (toasty) than on the fruity sweetness (however this: citrus, figs). A pit of wax and propolis.Comments: Very good, very Clynelish, in its most linear and 'modern'. If the palate showed more muscle we would be talking of a champion, but perhaps at that stage lacks a bit of fullness and complexity: only this keeps it under 90 points in our notebook, and stopping to 89/100, however we would like to make it clear which is an excellent bottle. Chapeau to Adelphi, it never disappoints.

  3. WhiskyCask did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    This is a beautiful example of what a great cask can do for a heavy, waxy spirit. You can read my full review on:


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