Clynelish Distillery Exclusive Bottling

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Available Only At The Distillery
Number of bottles
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
14 Feb 2009 12:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 260.18

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish Distillery Exclusive Bottling

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.03 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A hot and zesty Clynelish with coastal influences.
    • Nose
      Very astringent. Lots of lemon and lime. Zesty. Honey-lavender. Flowering currants. But at the same time artichokes and smoky notes. Some mint.
    • Taste
      Punchy kick of salt and pepper. Kippery. Quite waxy as well. Lemon again. Ginger. Lightly peated. Barley sugar. Kelp. Anchovies.
    • Finish
      Long. Nutmeg and clove. Cinnamon. Spearmint.

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant and typical - but not very spectacular
    • Nose
      86 86
      First of all, the peppery alcohol stands out, followed by the typical waxy floral fruitiness of a Bourbon Clynelish
    • Taste
      86 86
      The alcoholic pepperiness absolutely needs water - and its aromas can already be found in the mouth, plus dry oak, green melon, a hint of honey, pomelo and light grain meal
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium long with a dry fruit sweetness

  3. funtik1975 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  4. vlad78 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Bright floral, fruity and mineral.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Yellow apples, duchess, pears, vanilla. Minerality hits your nose like it's water and gas.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is sweet, yellow, rich, hot, but light.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sweet bright long aftertaste with mineral tones.

  5. 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!
      Nose 3/5 (4/5 with water)
      Palate and final 4/5 (3/5 with water)

      Whisky n ° 1920

  6. 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.

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

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

  8. 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

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur


    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[+]

  10. 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


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