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Clynelish 1992 CA

Overall rating
87.93/100
votes
135
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
792
Strength
51.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
14/389
Added on
18 Oct 2014 11:54 am by Remko
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 138,50

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Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
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Finish
22
Balance
22

Tastingtags

15 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
01 Mar 2018 9:58 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 90 points

[March, 2018]  Clynelish is one of my favourite distillery profiles as it combines a lot of different aromas and flavours in a usually very balanced and delicate mix.  By the way, for the very same reason Brora is even better but this is no surprise as Clynelish was build to copy exactly the old Brora style (just with a way bigger capacity) ...and the original is better than the replica, usually.

The colour is pale straw and the texture shows many small sticky tears that consolidate into bigger ones with very slow legs, a fine oiliness!  The nose offers exactly that complex and balanced aromas profile that I hoped for, really adorable.  I can sniff this for hours and still I detect something new (no I will not name all the aromas, simply find out yourself - this is a great dram to train your olfactory cells).  The whisky arrives warming and nicely coating in the mouth with no distracting moment whatsoever (remember the oiliness?).  The taste itself is delicate and marches in different waves across the taste buds.  This is great as it helps to identify more of the beautiful flavours it is composed of (again, a perfect dram to check your taste buds too).  The finish is medium and adds (even) more spices and sugars to the mix, no bitter, drying or adstringent notes again.  This whisky was bottled exactly at the right time and it proves very compelling that the best age for single malt whisky is around twenty years (there are exceptions, of course).  Water releases more aromas in the nose but it turns the taste slightly bitter (not unpleasantly) - nevertheless I like the neat dram better.

This is another great Clynelish in the best tradition of the old Brora style (not the heavy peated one that Brora produced in the early seventies when it was re-opened to compensate for a peated malt shortage due to a severe drought on Islay - but the earlier lighter and more subtle Brora style of the mid-sixties).  I simply love this stuff!

Weighted Rate
89.8
Nose
91
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
88
There is no accounting for taste...
ScotchGuyTO
Expert Senior ScotchGuyTO Tasting note
25 Dec 2017 2:07 am
ScotchGuyTO gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

The nose is so stereotypical Clynelish. Oily fruits and soft costal sands. Waxy notes begin to develop as the stone fruits draw out. Some twinges of bitterness and tannic notes cut the paraffin.

Taste

The palate is lush, oily fruit candles and sharp spice breaks up the fats. Rich oak and soft sugary sweetness. Sugar cookies and white pepper, dry mustard and dropped pine needles.

Finish

The finish builds spices and soft creme caramel, loads of buttery cardamom, nutmeg and the like. Rich and long, worn oak, and hints of vegetal bitterness, like a chervil or something bitter and green.

Comments

This is a monster dram, the fruity wax and bitterness compliments each other perfectly.

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checkpointuk
Expert Senior checkpointuk Note
15 Sep 2017 2:34 pm
checkpointuk gave this whisky 88 points

http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=277

Farbe: Sonnen­licht

Nase: Altes Schiffstau, Leder, Wachs und cremige Vanille. Aber auch alter Papp­karton, Limonen und eine eher dezente Würze. Grüne Aromen von Stachel­beeren, Avocados und wildem Honig komplet­tieren die Nase.

Geschmack: Weich und cremig! Grape­fruit, Limonen, Salz, Leder, Papp­karton und Noten von Blei. Hin zum Finish immer domi­nan­terer Kräu­ter­ein­fluss mit herbem harziges Holz und einer Euka­lyp­tus­fri­sche.

Finish: Relativ lang – zu Beginn noch recht bitter gehalten (Kräuter, Euka­lyptus und Holz), bevor eine Likör-Zuckersüße einsetzt.

88 Punkte (Nase: 91 / Geschmack: 89 / Finish: 85)

Arjo S
Expert Senior Arjo S Note
10 May 2017 10:19 pm
Arjo S gave this whisky 85 points

Don't add water because it will loose that special note. 

Think the nose is the best part, has a verry short after taste. 
lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
08 Mar 2017 9:24 pm

Profil typique de Clynelish au nez : cireux et malté avec ici beaucoup de profondeur. Idem en bouche,

Enthousiasme 3/5


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Vexer
Member Senior Vexer Review note
01 Mar 2017 11:07 am
Vexer gave this whisky 89 points

Wonderfull nose, candy citrus fruits and coastal wax that continues on the palate & finish along with subtle herbal notes.

Give it some time. Once it opens up it's a delight, better than the '95s or the 1997's in my opinion...
Weighted Rate
88.5
Nose
91
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
86
Price
87
Presentation
90
"There's no accounting for taste" ...So, you can't pay for it.
Sb17sw
Expert Senior Sb17sw Note
29 Dec 2016 12:53 am
Sb17sw gave this whisky 89 points

Nice nose, a bit spirit at first but never too much. Mellow and flowery. Nice on the palate with a short but sweet finish. This nice sample makes me want more. Rather yummy if you ask me.

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Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
02 Sep 2016 11:03 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
87
Presentation
87
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
ahroeen
Expert Junior ahroeen Review note
02 Apr 2016 11:21 pm
ahroeen gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.2
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
87
Presentation
89
Alcohol can be a good friend, but a bad master. - Christopher Hitchens
yapi
Expert Junior yapi Note
28 Feb 2016 7:23 pm
yapi gave this whisky 90 points

Clynelish 21 yo 1992
(51,6%, Cadenhead Small Batch 2014, bourbon hogsheads, 792 btl.)

Nose: powerful, even a bit spirity and closed at first. More open after a while, with almonds and lemons, a bit of orange honey and green apple peelings. Sweet lime juice. Vanilla cake. A very slight coastal side, as well as hints of chalk and waxed paper. In the background also echoes of dried herbs. Nicely balanced and increasingly complex. Mouth: oily mouthfeel, clean, very citrusy, mixed with waxy notes. Medium sweet with hints of vanilla and lime candy. Sweet oak. Then the herbal side returns, alongside peppery notes and a delicate earthiness. Finish: long, drier, with a slightly bitter edge and lots of citrus.

Simply a great Clynelish. The sweet touches and rounded waxy notes make it very seductive. Around € 110.

Score: 90/100


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