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Overall rating
87.31/100
votes
120
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Seasons - 2015 Spring
Vintage
06.1996
Bottled
03.2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
6511
Number of bottles
676
Strength
49.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L15/388
Bottled for
Kirsch Whisky Import
Added on
08 May 2015 9:59 am by mister glenfarclas
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 129.90

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 SV

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.31 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A bomb for sure, but not much remains of the distillery character.
    • Nose
      The nose is citrus driven, both fresh and juicy as well as candied. Lime, grapefruit, blood oranges. Then a hint of Turkish Delight surfaces with a lot of mint. The typical waxiness is conspicuously absent, but that does not disturb. When I put my nose in the glass for a second time, the sherry notes jump out. Think raisins and nuts, but also laurel and broth. Hint of sea breeze. Complex and interesting.
    • Taste
      The arrival is quite spicy, almost piquant. Loads of pepper and nutmeg. The mint returns, but the fruitiness not so much. It turns slightly bitter from both the oak and some orange peel. The second sip offers op a nice hint of cherries and dried peach. Quite an active cask, I think. But I would never have guessed this was a Clynelish if tasted blind. Nevertheless, quite a taste bomb!
    • Finish
      The finish is very long, drying on sweet malt, loads of spices and a hint of sea salt.

  3. Tobias B scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Solid Clynelish, nothing exceptional. Anyway, the "spring" topic is matched quite well...
    • Nose
      Citrus fruits to the start, grapefruit, lime,  orange peel; spices, oak, salt, hay, mint in the background; NICE!
    • Taste
      Crisp bitterness, a touch of pepper, vanilla and mint; Less sweet than the nose might imply;
    • Finish
      medium to long; spicy oak, feels salty, mouth drying

  4. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Torfding scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This was a very fine sherry keg that came into use. Not very intrusive, but just in the right places contributing. On the other hand, a little bit of sharpness always plays in, maybe you have to experiment with a little bit of water.
    • Nose
      fruity, fresh, sweet and spicy, warm candle wax, oranges, sea air (rather brackish or in the direction of algae-covered stones), discreetly salty, moist hay, somewhat earthy, a light smoky note, some oak;
      later some chocolate and a thick fruit paste
    • Taste
      light sherry, thick and creamy-oily, pleasantly slightly bitter, caramel, slightly orange and thickened citrus juices
    • Finish
      medium to long, oak, slightly malty in the reverberation, a little bit pleasant bitterness, lies down wonderfully in a dark way

  6. Bram84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. thomasflsts scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. FernetBranco scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

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