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Clynelish Distillery Bottling

Overall rating
85.88/100
votes
164
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Available Only At The Distillery
Bottled
2008
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon
Number of bottles
7000
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L8025CM000
Barcode
5000281023632
Added on
14 Feb 2009 12:44 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 242,81

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish Distillery Bottling

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.88 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Bold, round, caressing, with honey (and a little wax). Some fresh fruits that unfortunately hide quickly. Malt emerges behind them.
      With water, we gain a little lightness and the fruits reappear distinctly: peach and citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      Nice spicy attack! Subtle fruits with spices that swirl in the mouth. Thick, velvety, syrupy texture.
      With water, you gain little pepper with some citric notes, even losing a little of this thickness that seduced me sometimes.
    • Finish
      Final frank and spicy, consistent with the above.
      With water, spices become a little too present.

      I did not get bored!
      Enthusiasm
      Nose 3/5 (4/5 with water)
      Palate and final 4/5 (3/5 with water)

      Whisky n ° 1920

  2. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Clynelish Cask Strength 57,3% is a very interesting whisky. Nose: perfume, vanilla, cake, cream brûlée, fruits, dry wood and tomato halm notes. Palate: sweet fruits, red apples, dust, dryness, spices and wood notes. Finish: long and sweet with vanilla, spices, sweet fruits, cake and wood notes. It’s a tasty and sweet, easy drinkable in spite of high strength.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Young, simple but good, you really don't feel the high abv
    • Nose
      Fresh, lemony, limestone, wet hay
    • Taste
      Oily, lemony, hay, malty, good sweetness
    • Finish
      Medium long, smooth, a bit more on green fruits

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/brora/

    N: Between 8-10 years old and bourbon only, theres some huskiness, ozone and spongy citrus. Straight-ahead [simple] in comparison to the standard 14yo.
    T: Very pleasing bourbon vibe and soft on the palate. Quite savoury at first then with a clean acute, lemon drizzle>chocolate cake.
    F: True vanilla finish.
    C: Nice enough but not nearly as memorable as the  Brora tour.Scores a C[+]

  6. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    a lot of things going on in this one. spices, salt, waxiness - add a few Drops of water and this whisky opens up quite nicley. very intense Clynelish but the high ABV does its trick.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Cast Olila scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Willie JJ scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This stuff is great fun. It shows its youth a little but there's lots of delicious notes all the way through.
    • Nose
      Pears, custard powder, Perry, waxy and tinged with lemon and grapefruit.
    • Taste
      Delicious, lemon sherbet and custard tart. Some youthful notes that speak of fresh dough and undercooked pastry.
    • Finish
      Long with plenty of spice and sherbet. Lemony notes coming through again.

  10. Shane_IL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is like the 14yo old's wilder young sibling. 
    • Nose
      Very floral. Lots of pears, canned in syrup. A musty old book note. Waxed paper. Waxy lemon rind. White pepper. Cardamom. Salty toffee. Porridge with brown sugar. Some cut stone and charcoal (the real stuff). 

      With water: The ex-bourbon tropical fruit notes shine through, quite distinctly pineapple-mango flavoured nestea. Also a bit more floral. 
    • Taste
      Very thick. Loads of sugared pears. Dry wood. Stewed fruits. Mineral salt. A coppery note. Some ex-bourbon tropical fruit bouquet, not strong but noticeable. 

      With water: Also more tropical fruits here and way more salt.
    • Finish
      Long. Very salty. Wet wood. Wet campfire on the beach. A little bit of dried salted fish. 

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