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Overall rating
86.24/100
votes
19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Auld Alliance (TAA)
Bottling serie
Selection 005
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
237
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Dec 2014 11:34 am by macgeert
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.00

2 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1995 TAA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.24 points

  1. hfc scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    Smells of rancid oil/pastry. Some honey.

  2. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Funky

    The Auld Alliance is a prestigious whisky bar in Singapore run by a French guy – Emmanuel Dron – and his lovely wife. I have the pleasure of knowing the owners, but have not yet been to Singapore myself. Emmanuel selects casks himself for his bar from time to time and this is one of those: a Clynelish from 1995. This was already six years ago now, but I recently decided to share my bottle with friends at a tasting. And they really loved it. No surprise. Emmanuel knows a thing or two about whisky.

    Although the first whiff gave me a bit of a scare. It is quite funky! While beeswax and citrus are present, you also need to struggle though some exotic spices. I get some oregano, paprika, cardamom, cumin and cinnamon. I kid you not. This smells like a Baharat spice mix!

    On the palate, however, it comes very close to textbook Clynelish, but still with a dirty edge that makes me frown and salivate at the same time. There is also a huge mineral side to it, as if I have some pebbles in my mouth. Bizarre, but good.

    This continues in the finish: mineral, sweet, sour and spicy.

    A peculiar Clynelish that you’ll need to approach with an open mind.

  5. sagara-kun scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good but classic.
    • Nose
      Lightweight. Wax, honey all flower. Lemon confit Aromatic herbs (Oregon?) Slightly mineral
    • Taste
      Wax in the mouth Yellow fruits. Lemon always. Very oily. Vegetable couch that continues in the final.
    • Finish
      Finale more mineral on limestone, lemon, slightly sweet and greedy

  6. bvrsky scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The sixth dram of the 1st Glen Creatuur tasting. This Clynelish on cask strength is not he easiest dram I've had that night, it was not my best Clynelish of the evening, however further in time the dram became smoother and closer to a typical Clynelish 1997 is meant. This dram ended up
    #5 with 8 points in the line up of seven drams my points on WB-> 83

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