Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
17 years old
Number of bottles
56.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 May 2014 1:19 pm by Remus_NL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120.00

5 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 AD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.18 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Concentrated sweet Clynelish, dense, rich, summer - all aroma characteristic for distillery are harmoniously mixed together, seasoned with a good fortress and ready to give a lot of pleasure to the tasting.
    • Nose
        Warm, open, flower-mineral, wax notes, honey-confectionery tones, lemonade, lemon peel, a little carpentry workshop in the background - varnish, window putty, freshly scoured wood; a wet grindstone, oiled steel tools, a little malt.
    • Taste
      Sweet, honey-herbal, floral, very dense, powerful pepper wave, pastry tones, lots of citrus fruit, exotic fruits, a little spicy oak in the background.
    • Finish
      Sweet, ginger-orange, lollipops, creamy notes, lemonade, fruit confiture, candied fruit from exotic fruits, light butteriness, herbal notes, very dense and saturated.

  2. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Becomes more balanced with a few drops of water. Tasted 19/11/2015.
    • Nose
      The first whiff reminds me of Revell paint tins, but then it's fruit galore! Some banana, pear, and something berry-ish. With a few drops of water the citrussy tones focus in on the orange, but somehow I also get some faint smell of cigars. 
    • Taste
      Very creamy mouthfeel; a mix of fruit (banana and citrus) and spiciness - a lot! With water the spiciness is toned down a bit and makes it more balanced. 
    • Finish
      Spiciness slowly dissipates in the finish, and the fruit lingers on for a while, with some caramelic sweetness as well. 

  3. Opeth83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Not too complex, but the flavour profile is really appealing, and the balance is also good. I like this.
    • Nose
      Wow, this is fruity! Apple, pineapple and banana, with a hint of lime. Some minerals (wet rock) in the background.
    • Taste
      Creamy and waxy with some chalk, but mainly fruit. Banana and lemon at the forefront. There some vanilla in the background, and it also has a spicy edge.
    • Finish
      Some caramel, vanilla and yellow fruit.

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I like the profile, especially of the bourbon-influenced nose, but it's not very complex and pretty overpriced. 
    • Nose
      Banana juice. Baked banana as well. Pear, creamy vanilla, lime and a little strawberry, but also a tingling edge like chili pepper. With water that disappears and gives way to orange and a little caramel.
    • Taste
      Again a mix of creamy and spicy. Banana, pear, caramel sauce, vanilla, lime, orange and pepper. With water more orange.
    • Finish
      Caramel, banana, vanilla, pear, orange and chestnut. The spiciness doesn't stick in the finish.


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