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Overall rating
88.85/100
votes
31
Whiskybase ID
WB55735
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Eiling Lim (EL)
Bottling serie
3rd Release
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
16 years old
Number of bottles
70
Strength
50.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Jun 2014 12:16 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 90.00

16 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 EL

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.85 points

  1. yapi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Crazy 97 clynelish! 

    Oily & waxy, all sorts of white and yellow fruits like citrus, faint orange notes & apples, pear, some brine, wet rocks & mineral wine notes - as in vouvray Clos noudin or some jjprum riesling, aspirin, chalk, even some autumn leaves in the nose, and yet so tender. Spicy with some white pepper, slight vanilla touch & a mix of white and milkchocolate in the finish , a bit of sweetness to balance it all. OMG, I'm so gutted I didn't order 1 more... Flirts with a 92 in my book, but my book has a Clynelish chapter :-). With all the amazing 97 clynelish lingering around, this is a superb selection! 

  2. EJS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tropical fruits, wax, spices, very good

  5. Banzai scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. etwa77 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      clean, white spirit that immediately starts a cascade of eidetic images.. freshly washed linen left in the wind to dry, white paint on a garden wall.. medicinal and earth.. lemon rind and this unbelievable amount of wax.. strong pine and cyanide.. this nose is Clynelish welcoming me home after a long absence.
    • Taste
      90 90
      sweet oils open over peach and vanilla.. the low (ish) abv makes the whisky whisper, rather than hit.. much salted caramel and toffee.. caramelized orange skin with a ginger bite. very fine and fun without knocking my socks off.
    • Finish
      89 89
      dry, with a slight note of bitter lemon skin.. very summery memory left behind, like having just finished a well chilled daiquiri.

  7. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Davidveen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. ConvalRen scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

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