Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 36
Stated Age
17 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
48.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Apr 2015 5:36 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149.00

27 × in wishlist

91 × member ratings

93 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 MBa

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.10 points

  1. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Class Clynelish! Not too sweet, not too bitter, not too dry, not too spicy - a great mix.
    • Nose
      Malted, slightly citrusy candy, then lots of mango, mineral, fresh, sweet orange, now I have it: lemon soda! I love it!
    • Taste
      Mineral sweet, creamy, now I can not get away from lemon soda, the oak comes through easily, a dry finish is announced
    • Finish
      Dry but sweet oak, the mineral notes bite firmly, slightly bitter - but that fits really well

  2. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Much more balanced than the G & M. Just right. I like it really well. In the nose a great sweetness in the taste then toffee and fudge without end. And the finish is again Clynelish.
    Jau. 89 points

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    An excellent Clynelish IB.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is for lovers of a sweeter Clynelish bottling. I think it is an excellent independent bottling regardless.
    • Nose
      something flowery, sweet tobacco, candied sweets, simply put it smells very sweet.
    • Taste
      bitter/sweet and a little drying but its very smooth on hints of vanilla, victoria sponge, ever so slight orange with a little mint thrown in.
    • Finish
       Long, sweet & creamy.


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