Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Calculated age
15 years old
Refill Sherry Casks
17064 + 17065
58.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
05/11/14 AD/AHBC
Added on
30 Jan 2015 5:45 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 136.72

26 × in wishlist

79 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1998 GM

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.21 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Warm nose: wax, honey, spices, sherry fruits, spices. With time, it is greedy, malty, dried fruits. In the mouth: Wouaouh! Fruit syrup, juicy to the extreme! Intense ! What flexibility ! 58%? Really ? Incredible, perfectly integrated alcohol. Final short by contrast, but we do not care! With water, it is the fresh fruit that stands out in the nose, to the detriment of everything else. It loses in wealth, just as in the mouth. Do not add water to this jewel!

    Enthusiasm 5/5

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A strong independent overall character with wonderfully recognizable Brennereistil with neat spice and strength
    • Nose
      the first nose is quite spicy, pepper, slightly tart herbs, spicy oak, hints of juniper, vanilla, forest honey, menthol and glazed apples, for 58% very well integrated alcohol, oranges, a little peach, caramel, slowly it gets slightly darker few yellow plums
    • Taste
      sweet and then peppery spicy, powerful, honey, caramel, more pronounced sherry than in the nose, the 58% squeeze on the palate, oranges, chocolate, again a touch of herbs, nutmeg, malt, now it is creamy, with little water The taste quickly loses its specificity and increases in mildness and citrus
    • Finish
      clear oak, subtle pleasant bitterness, dark chocolate, the mouth becomes dry, dark sherry, caramel, raisins, sweet yellow and dark fruit, again glazed apples, medium to long

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very good classic Clynelish, the distillate character is not covered by the subtle sherry barrel
    • Nose
      Salty sea breeze, delicate citrus notes, such as pineapple, fudge, caramel sweets, herb meadow, blue ice candy
    • Taste
      Salt pretzel pretzel, caramel pudding, herbal sweets, peach, a lot of oak
    • Finish
      Dry and herbaceous

  5. vlad78 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Bright, fiery, burning.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Prunes, spices, cinnamon roll. Dried fruits.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The flavor is bright, sweet plum, cappuccino with cinnamon, wargnye.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Sweet, slightly spicy aftertaste

  6. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Romansen scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    An invigorating and refreshing molt with a fairly strong mineral and industrial influence, a balanced sweet-cream component, is rather complex and well balanced.
    • Nose
      Open, wet, prickly, mineral-metallic notes, engine oil, whetstone, gunpowder, steel shavings, fresh boards, a bit of solvent, sweet creamy tones in the background, lemon peel.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, oak, bitter bark, pepper, sweet creamy notes, condensed milk, oily shades, ginger, ginger biscuits.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, oak, a little bark, lemon peel in tea, ginger, sweet notes - butterscotch, condensed milk; a little rowan, mineral tones, metallic acidity, grain.

  10. Edward MacKenzie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Distilled on 15.12.1998.
    For me something very special, but I have on 15.12. Birthday!
    So much for that. I got it for my birthday too.

    The consistently good reviews suggest a great malt.

    He will replace the Arran Single Cask of 15.12.2000 as a birthday dram. I will then add my impressions.


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