- Single Malt
- Signatory Vintage (SV)
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask Seasons - 2015 Spring
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- Refill Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 49.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Bottled for
- Kirsch Whisky Import
- Added on
- 08 May 2015 9:59 am by mister glenfarclas
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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 87.32 points
- A bomb for sure, but not much remains of the distillery character.
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.
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!
The finish is very long, drying on sweet malt, loads of spices and a hint of sea salt.
- Solid Clynelish, nothing exceptional. Anyway, the "spring" topic is matched quite well...
Citrus fruits to the start, grapefruit, lime, orange peel; spices, oak, salt, hay, mint in the background; NICE!
Crisp bitterness, a touch of pepper, vanilla and mint; Less sweet than the nose might imply;
medium to long; spicy oak, feels salty, mouth drying
- 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.
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
light sherry, thick and creamy-oily, pleasantly slightly bitter, caramel, slightly orange and thickened citrus juices
medium to long, oak, slightly malty in the reverberation, a little bit pleasant bitterness, lies down wonderfully in a dark way