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Clynelish 1973 SV

Overall rating
91.01/100
votes
76
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
23.07.1973
Bottled
13.11.2006
Stated Age
33 years old
Casktype
Refill Butt
Casknumber
8914
Number of bottles
455
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
06/0894
Added on
04 Nov 2007 5:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 999.00

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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Category Rating
Nose
20
Taste
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Finish
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Balance
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Tastingtags

11 Notes

aphex
Expert Senior aphex Note
15 Oct 2017 8:55 pm
aphex gave this whisky 92 points

Nose : Waxy, citrusy and smoky. Seabreeze. Candied lemon. Honey and farmy notes. Fresh it's a fresh exciting nose.

Mouth : Juicy citrusy attack with a bit of oak. Slightly bitter. Pepper, mint.

Finish : Long, waxy, lemony, honey.


A fantastic fresh and citrusy Clynelish. Loved it.

Tasting from october 2016.

very_bad_day
Expert Senior very_bad_day Tasting note
30 Dec 2014 9:40 pm
very_bad_day gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Abusé, la bougie en cire d'abeille que je faisais quand j'étais mino! Citron, lime, citronnelle, l'air marin, c'est salin, une pointe de tourbe, feuilles de menthe.

Quelle fraîcheur!

Taste

La même! 

C'est: Frais, mielleux, citronné, salée, poivré, très très légèrement tourbé, mentholé et Frais.

Finish

Longue. Sur la cire d'abeille, le miel toutes fleurs et le zeste de citron. 


Comments

Un whisky d'une rare fraîcheur ! 

Volanne
Expert Senior Volanne Tasting note
11 Oct 2014 7:18 pm
Volanne gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Mouth watering. All kinds of crystallized citrus fruits, and a pinch of farmy peat. And the sweetness of canned pineapple. Great sweet & sour combo. Very complex and tantalizing.

Taste

Sharper now, with grapefruit (both pink and yellow) and lemon zest. Quite peppery, and slightly bitter (lemon zest again...)

Finish

Very long, sustained by the classy bitterness of grapefruit skin.

Comments

The nose itself is stupendous. The mouth is quite "Clynelishy", but the slight bitterness might disturb you.

MaltMartin
Connoisseur MaltMartin Tasting note
15 Aug 2014 4:51 pm
MaltMartin gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Scented candle wax. Also light polished oak. Pineapple, peach and apricot. Citrus fruit as well. Honey and some flowery notes. Even a whiff of smoke.

Taste

Lots of citrus fruit now. Lemon and lime. Orange peel. It's all quite astringent, citric and sharp. Cedar wood. Also metalic notes.

Finish

Long. Bitterness of pink grapefruit. At the end some salt.

Comments

A very citrussy Clynelish.

Ikkakumon
Expert Senior Ikkakumon Tasting note
24 May 2014 7:40 pm
Ikkakumon gave this whisky 95 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Splendide, du citron confit, cire, fruits jaunes, herbe humide, un peu de miel, un soupçon de tourbe à l'arrière.

Avec de l'eau: les fruits remontent un peu à la surface.

Taste

Puissante (alcool bien intégré) et complexe, beaucoup d'épices (poivre, piment doux, girofle), du citron, un peu de miel et de vanille, quelques herbes, cire, une pointe de sel marin, un poil de fumée.

Avec de l'eau: on remarque quelques touches fruitées (poire, mirabelle, orange) supplémentaires.

Finish

Très longue sur le poivre, un peu boisée.

Comments

Merveilleux.

Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Note
01 Dec 2013 11:52 pm
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 91 points

N: almonds, honey, Clynelish wax, creamy and floral
T: spices, briny, less complex than #8912 rather very good and honey
F: fatty, spices, bees wax and honey
compared with Clynelish 1973 Prestonfield #8912
tasted with Aby

Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Note
01 Dec 2013 10:55 pm
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 91 points

Notes from Serge - www.whiskyfun.com

A sister cask of the two excellent Prestonfields that were selected by la Masion du Whisky last year. Colour: white wine - pale straw. Nose: ah, good news, this is much more typically Clynelish. More phenolic and much phenolic and much more lemony, with a beautiful sharpness and quite some peat, although less than in the first Prestonfiel. Hints of pineapples, humus, grated lemon skin, grapefruits, green tea (or rather white tips), beech wood smoke... Also ripe gooseberries... Quite some oak as well but it`s perdectly integrated. What a lovely and complex nose!

Mouth: this is considerably better than the 1970. The attack is totally Clynelish, waxy, superbly citrusy and beatifully spicy (various peppers). We have also quite some lemon balm, spearmint, peat oak... Then crystallised orange and lemon zests. It`s actually a little rougher than the Prestonfields, maybe it could have stayed in its cask for a last five or ten more years. Finish: very long, lemony, peaty and peppery, with always quit some wax and the usual dash of salt. Very sligt cardboardiness, which is the only (very, very small) flaw. 91 points.

Furtia
Connoisseur Furtia Review note
05 Dec 2012 6:36 pm
Furtia gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
89
Presentation
89
Sonett
Connoisseur Sonett Tasting note
24 Sep 2012 11:15 am
Sonett gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Light hard to identify tones of citric fruits and herbs. with water and some rest, a hint of banana appears.

Taste

Vague tasrte of peat followed by increasing taste of vanilla and spices.

Finish

medium long. with some added water the finish gets a dry end

Comments

Despite being very light with hard to identify nose it is a good dram even if i not give it a higher score than 85

Sonett
mmaclean
Connoisseur mmaclean Note
27 Dec 2011 12:12 am
mmaclean gave this whisky 90 points

Had the chance to try this today, fantastic! Went to let the owner of
this liquor store try the Balvenie tun 1401 #3 and he pulled this out.
He said it was given him to try from a friend from Scotland. I Liked it
and haven`t tried any of these before, well done!

Remember it\'s maturity that makes whisky great! That\'s why I Love The Glenrothes! Signature Picture

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