Overall rating
85.14/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB54651
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Simon Brown Traders (SBT)
Vintage
04.1997
Bottled
04.2013
Casktype
ex-Bourbon Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 may 2014 6:42 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 62.85

4 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Clynelish 1997 SBT

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.14 points.

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Delicious, fresh and fruity Clynelish. Delicious, but considering the price, I would definitely prefer the Clynelish 14y, which is around 50% cheaper.
    • Nose
      85 85
      fresh fruits; green apples; Pears; some honey; a touch of fresh wood; not complex but tasty and tasty
    • Taste
      84 84
      soft, supple and slightly oily; also in the mouth the fresh fruits; Apples; Pears; some honey; malty; some fresh wood
    • Finish
      84 84
      the finish offers little new and fades relatively quickly; spicy; a touch of white pepper; tender fruit; some sawdust

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  3. Sporx scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Oily, tropical fruits, artificial sweetness

    taste
    Creamy, mild, tropical fruits, light wood spice

    finish
    Medium length, sweet, fruity

    Clear trend towards 86

  4. aspa scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I am very worried even before trying it. A 43% whisky. I rarely do that to myself. Noooooooo, I'm not prejudiced. So give it a try ...

    nose
    The nose is convincing from the first sniff - crystal clear clynelish with apples and citrus fruits, slightly mineral-waxy aromas and a salty breeze. Fresh, soft, aromatic. Simply typical, the OA 14er sends its regards. Malty and spicy, then honeycomb and candle making again. Vanilla toffee ice cream with fresher waffles, drizzled with honey. Then suddenly the salty sea air again. but all in all the typical clynelish 14 nose dominates - fruit and wax in a combination that I have not found anywhere else.

    taste
    Surprisingly strong! Nothing is watered down here, the Clynelish explodes in your mouth. Wow that's unexpected. Here, too, the similarity to the OA 14er cannot be overlooked, but you can hardly believe it, I find the aromas here more intense and powerful. What, 43% real ?! I'm speechless. The typical apple and citrus flavors paired with wax, honey and a slight salty note are still evident. Oily and then there are pears and a little vanilla oak. I can only repeat myself, this is just typical of a Bourbon barrel Clynelish. If someone asks "how does Clynelish taste like" then here is the answer.

    Exit
    Nothing new here, it continues exactly the same, maybe with a little more oak and a little bitterness. The dram is now more spicy and salty than sweet, still mineral and still typical. I have to pour the OA 14er right away, there must have been a mix-up ?! I don't believe the 43% either.

    Conclusion
    A big surprise, this dram is excellent and has no problems with the 43% to shine anyway. It's not complex, I'll admit that, but if you just want to relax and enjoy typical clynelish then this fits perfectly here. The only question is: isn't it better to just buy the OA 14er at 2/3 the price?
    N-89, T-88, F-87 for surprisingly great 88 points !!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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