Clynelish 1997 Wy

Overall rating
83.90/100
votes
51
Whiskybase ID
WB57642
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Cayenne Cocoa Bean
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
373
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 aug 2014 3:23 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.99

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39 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Clynelish 1997 Wy

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.90 points.

  1. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    This was the first dram in a night of many fun drams, great starter and a good representation of the distillery.

    This isn't going to change your life, but it's a very drinkable dram... surprisingly so. Water doesn't bring much to the table.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose really leads this one! Loads of that Clynelish fruit, not so much the wax notes. It smells dry, almost chalky and minerally. Pears and white grapes, maybe some stone fruit like apricot or nectarines, but it fades quickly.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Wow, fireworks... Chalk and sharp apricot jam notes. I see the chili and cocoa bean coming in here now.... White pepper spice and thin oilyness in the mouth. Lots of heat, warming heat like good cayenne pepper and a subtle blend of peach skins, grapes and dates. Tasty, but it's noticeably dropping off here.
    • Finish
      77 77
      This is where i'm lost on it. It finished the palate and passed only dry cocoa, pink pepper fruits and cayenne warmth off to the finish. There's not a lot else going on, some general oak and fruit notes... but it's mostly gone.

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  3. Foamy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Cipidos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. bvrsky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The fifth dram of the 1st Glen Creatuur tasting. This is stuff that I like. in the line up of seven drams this dram ended #3 with 21 points. I considered this the best Clynelish of the evening. May-be I need to uplift my WB rating -> 86 points.

  8. Sandman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apples, pears, melon, lemon, tropical fruit, honey,
    • Taste
      Melon, grapes, waxy, peach, honey, light pepper and nuts.
    • Finish
      Medium, fresh fruit, dry, nuts and a pepper

  9. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Tasted during a blind tasting competition in June 2015. 
    • Nose
      Vanille met licht fruit (peer), banaan, hinten van citrus. Jong eiken. 
    • Taste
      Kruidig en vanille, ook hier weer banaan; later komt er anijs naar voren. Mooi in balans, maar mist diepte (misschien door z'n jonge leeftijd?). 
    • Finish
      Krachtloze, vrij korte finish. 

  10. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  11. Ties scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      79 79

  12. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  13. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample. The nice fruity nose reminded me of Clynelish right away, but I thought that it showed too little waxiness to be one. I ended up guessing Dalwhinnie.
    • Nose
      Honey, green apple, vanilla, apricot, lime, galia melon, orange, limestone and a grassy touch.
    • Taste
      Honey, lime, vanilla, caramel, galia melon, limestone, orange, almond, strawberry, cummin, pepper, a floral touch and a very little bit of beeswax.
    • Finish
      Honey, green apple, lime, chestnut, limestone and a whiff of smoke.

  14. Toffie76 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Classic and good.
    • Nose
      Apples, pears, fresh vanilla, honey, flowers. Clean, fresh, accurate. A mineral nothing too, like a wet rock. A touch of white pepper, nutmeg. A lot of lemon too. A little more lemon with aeration. Or would it be grapefruit? In short, citrus fruits well acidulated. Fruit gums. Nice, this nose.
    • Taste
      Balanced, relatively long, especially the finish. The attack is rounded vanilla / fruit. Then the development leaves more acidity and bitterness before a peak of spices towards the end. It is a beautiful balance on a sweet / bitter / acidic variation. Very nice without crossing the limits.
    • Finish
      The finish is expressed on pepper and a woody bitterness counterbalanced by a return at the end of several waves of vanilla and candied fruit. A bit like an echo of the beginning of the mouth.

  15. Bishlouk scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A recognizable Clynelish, pleasant, although not very complex. A perfect daily dram.
    • Nose
      Pear, apple, a slight smoke. A little vanilla varnish, and a breeze iodized and tart after aeration.
    • Taste
      The reduction is not noticeable, the alcohol is perfectly integrated. Some slightly acid citrus syrup, sea salt, vanilla caramel.
    • Finish
      A candy kick sure, that goes out quickly; and a tenuous wooded drought that settles over the sips.

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