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Overall rating
93.47/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
R. W. Duthie & Co. (RWD)
Vintage
1965
Bottled
1986
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
86 U.S. Proof
Bottled for
Corti Brothers, Sacramento - Pelligrini Imports
Added on
28 Jul 2014 2:02 pm by foxboro

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1965 RWD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.47 points

  1. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    s.v. on w.f.: http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivejuly14-2-Glen-Ord-Pisco-Mortlach-Bunnahabhain-Ardbeg.html#280714

  2. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In February 2017 someone bid 4.500 GBP in a UK online auction, but failed the reserve.

    In October 2017 one of these bottles was sold in a UK online auction for the hammer price of 8.100 GBP (plus fees/taxes).

    In February 2018 two more were sold in a UK online auction for the hammer price of 8.000 GBP (plus fees/taxes) each.

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/clynelish-und-brora-1965er-corti-brothers-vs-1972er-the-big-cat-34156/ Color: Old gold with copper
    Nose: At the beginning creamy-fat with notes of wood stain / polish, oranges, leather and vanilla. Old earthy impressions are added, as well as cigar ashes, color, stinging nettles and oily-black elder. A great seasoning consisting of salt, black pepper and paprika powder accompanies the range of flavors. Class and "very old style"!
    Taste: Starting here with a thin consistency. Red fruits, blood oranges and delicious sherry, accompanied by salty, dominate at the beginning. Now notes of old furniture and nut liqueur are added, and the old Clynelish gets more going. Dries dry by emerging oak and also slightly herb, but still remains quite thin.
    Finish: Medium-long - flavors of orange, cocoa and chocolate with sea salt and some smoke and ash make up the finish. Towards the end getting drier with black tea aromas, attached herbs, bourbon vanilla and old sherry notes that puncture again and again.
    Comment: A nice old-style Clynelish, which unfortunately lacks some pep to justify an even higher score.
    93 points (nose: 94 / taste: 92 / finish: 92)

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