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Overall rating
86.89/100
votes
112
Whiskybase ID
61981
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Vintage
29.10.1991
Bottled
14.11.2014
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Hogsheads
Casknumber
13213 + 13214
Number of bottles
507
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944086498
Added on
04 Dec 2014 5:39 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 299.00

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112 × member ratings

160 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1991 vW

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.89 points

  1. aphex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very good Clynelish between honey, fruits, spices and minerality. A bit rough sometimes though.
    One of these bottles I didn't enjoy that much and splitted but are now more to my tastes.
    • Nose
      Waxy, floral and fruity. Honey, apples, pears, mirabelles and a few citrus. Slighly mineral and coastal.
    • Taste
      Honey, lemons, a touch of pepper, a pinch of salt, a little bit of oak and mineral notes (chalk). Springbank-style ?
    • Finish
      Medium, salty and peppery, a veil of smoke.

  2. Bishlouk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The reduction does not feel, the 46% are well balanced. This is a very typical Clynelish (lovers of this distillery will be thrilled, others will pass their way), waxy, salty, and very fruity. To me, it speaks to me, I love.
    • Nose
      It stands out directly as being in the "attractive" category. First, it is typical of Clynelish, with this waxy side recognizable among a thousand. Then, he proposes a mixture very fruity and greedy. Green banana, yellow apple, juicy pear, plum blossom. It starts well this business, I like it a lot!
    • Taste
      The Clynelish leg continues its momentum. Salt peach, a bit of fruity bitterness, nectarine syrup. A creaminess of pulp. The bitterness disappears as soon as the second sip, while salinity ensures its dominant place.
    • Finish
      Average. The salty paper paste sticks to the palate, while the apple peel settles in the throat.

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    An impressive whisky.
    • Nose
      Fresh citrus fruits, lemon and lime. Apple also. Lots of minerals, pretty waxy as well, with some honey A hint of wet cardboard.
    • Taste
      Fairly dry, subtle peat smoke. Chalky and waxy with honey glazed apple. Citrus too.
    • Finish
      Smoky, ashy almost. Salty and waxy with ripe apples.

  4. Toffie76 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    nice classic Clynelish, waxy on the nose, floral, pastry notes. A little peppery perhaps, but in a good way. Really quaffable stuff! Opens itself really nicely with the add of some drops of water

  5. STL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Austere but distinguished once tamed
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Gaija scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    ["Another brick in the wall" tasting session - n°10]
    Very nice minimalistic, dry Clynelish. Some Kilkerran WIP Bourbon came to something close to this if that rings a bell. For dry white wine lovers. Would be terrific on goat cheese - heck, it *has* some goat cheese notes itself ! I didn't get the fruitiness that others seem to get, but we're already ten drams in the line-up ...
    • Nose
      Dusty, with vegetal wax and a lot of austerity. You really immediately know "oh ok, this is this kind of Clynelish this time". Mineral, very slightly medicinal, minimalistic. Light dry wax.
    • Taste
      Excellent, very mineral, minimalistic, this really tastes like some dry goat cheese, actually exactly like Sain-Maure-de-Touraine (google it). Smoked dry wax. Beautifully austere.
    • Finish
      Not very long but that's ok at 46%.

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Ganga scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Lovely nose.  Leather, fruits, heather

    Palate is very nice.  Waxy.  Not as good as the nose.

    Finishes nice but wish it would last longer.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Dram The Man scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

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