Clynelish 12-year-old GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Ainslie & Heilbron
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Red-orange Label, 70 proof, 40% Vol
Added on
23 Feb 2015 6:48 pm by Herbertsson

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 12-year-old GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasted accidentally again after 3 years, same rate as before

    Predominant yellow melon at nose and mouth

    Fresh and smooth dram
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I am left a bit hanging. Was expecting more. 
    • Nose
      Soft nose, but distinct fruity notes -- citrusy, ripe apples, white peach, bananas. 
    • Taste
      Initial sawdust, some OBE, young, unripened fruits. Not much development here. 
    • Finish
      Unremarkable. There is still a bit of sawdust, and also cardboard here. 

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A flawed whisky
    • Nose
      Sea and shellfish, very metallic and smoky, a bit disgusting, little fruity and pineapples
    • Taste
      rather awful, rotten beef, coins, strong and minty, some fruits and leather
    • Finish
      short to medium, meaty

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 73 points Moderator

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      64 64

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 73 points Moderator

    Not one of the best old Clynelish 12yo. 
    • Nose
      Citrusy, lemony, and a bit grassy with a touch of peat
    • Taste
      Again citrusy and lemony with some cardboardy notes. Pretty oily and punchy for 70 proof.
    • Finish
      Rather short and a tad too bitter for my liking.


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