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Overall rating
88.95/100
votes
43
Whiskybase ID
WB65175
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Liquid Art (LA)
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2014
Number of bottles
132
Strength
53.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Mar 2015 5:26 pm by foxboro
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.00

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43 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 LA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.95 points

  1. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Oh wow, Clynelish has always been a favourite and this is no slouch! Coming form the Liquid Art line, these bottles tend to be some hand selected gems!
    • Nose
      89 89
      The nose... What do you need to know. It's fruity and rich, waxy and a touch spirity/modern distillate. The wax slowly creeps in, and it gets thicker. More stone fruit and sweets, beeswax and some warm sandy coastal notes and cotton candy.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The palate is spicy and fruit syrupy. Whoa, this is dense, the wax is rushing in and a whetstone. Water just opens this up it becomes farmy and heady with water. The fruit takes off, huge apricot jelly and soft rotten straw. Yellow apple skins and some white tea tannins.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is spicy and rich, cinnamon heart candies and golden delicious apple skins. Horse barns and huge oak spice.

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Waxy, minerally, apple skin, light pepper jelly
    • Taste
      90 90
      Tropical fruits, creamy milk chocolate, popcorn butter, cinnamon spice
    • Finish
      91 91
      Very oily, more tropical fruits, cinnamon candies

  3. Malinois scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at Infinity of Spirits 2017 15/16

  4. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose:
    Dense; caramel, beeswax and immediately fruity (peach, grapefruit, Greengages, passion fruit, tangerine, sour apples and quince), salty background. Flowery and a little bit of undergrowth.
    With water: fresher, more citrus and clearly salty. Even something slightly maritime.

    Mouth:
    Full, powerful and intense, beautifully sweet and round, quite weighty, again typical exotic-fruity Clynelish (Marajuca), cardamom, caramel. A matching quite discreet ginger sharpness.
    With water: loses little in volume. Spicy and a touch perfumed, but then a typical rich fruitiness and a hint of smoke. Ginger, spices and some oak is now there.

    Finish:
    Intense, warm, medium length. Spices, exotic fruit (mango, passion fruit), olive oil.
    With water: rounder, more charming.

    Very good Clynelish. Swims quite well.

  5. Eneloop2009 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

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