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Overall rating
86.85/100
votes
101
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

€ 199.00

15 × in wishlist

101 × member ratings

140 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1991 vW

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.85 points

  1. aphex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    That was very good, very moreish. A shame I splitted it.
    • Nose
      The Clynelish wax is here. Very fruity. Apple, pear, mirabelle, citrus. Slighly mineral.
    • Taste
      Waxy again. Honey, yellow fruits, lemon, salt and still this mineral notes.
    • Finish
      Salty, peppery, fruity, smoky.

  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. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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

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

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

  7. Sapiano scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I just had the second time in the glass:

    Clynelish 23 1991 Wy WID: 61981 (undiluted)
    Nose: First, sour lemon, herbs, basil, honey, some menthol, peach, wax. Later also limes and minerals. Menthol is gone. Hints of ash.
    Taste: Strong onset, just as hot, then waxy sweetness comes. Rather honey instead of caramel. It stays consistently sharp, but the sweetness can hold good against it.
    Second sip: The start is much fruity and waxy. Peach. It takes longer until the sharpness comes. The tongue bizzels similarly as with Szechuanpfeffer. Memories of a China trip awake.
    Third sip: somehow watery but not less spicy. The wax is still there.
    Finish: wax, caramel, ginger, tongue burns for several seconds, the esophagus is warm for a long time, still some caramel in the mouth, long, but not very long.
    Conclusion: I somehow did not remember him so much at the first sip.

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  9. rottendon scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    Overall taste not bad but very thin, almost watery, both the mouthfeel and the aromas. Somehow there is nothing. In addition, the sugary water-like in taste, reminiscent of cheap blends.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    I'm confused. One of the worst single-malts I have ever encountered, including a second tasting, did not give a different picture here. Due to the thin flavors and the metallic feeling I would have typed on a six-year Clynelish, and with the tip and the rating I was not alone (50 people gave him an average of 6.38 out of 10 points). The extremely high scores are incomprehensible to me, but tastes are luckily different. But where was that which tasted good or bad?
    • Nose
      Start fresh minty with hints of vanilla and citrus; very closed. After a while, light vanilla notes, light fruits and some malt are added, still quite tender. Maybe a hint of smoke? The nose is warmed up a little stronger and sweeter, vanilla and red fruit candy, with an idea of ​​pears. Something floral hovers over it.
    • Taste
      Strong start but still delicate aromas. Only some sugary honey and mint can be found. Heated notes of dark caramel and some sour notes develop on the palate.
    • Finish
      In the short finish, the sweetness remains short, the Malt sounds minty. A little oak accompanies the finish, but also very discreet, but a metallic bitterness seems to be present.

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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