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Overall rating
86.62/100
votes
15
Whiskybase ID
WB68604
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
18.04.1997
Bottled
25.02.2015
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Hogsheads
Casknumber
4624 + 4625
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 May 2015 5:18 pm by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 47.90

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35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 SV

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.62 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    First waxy nose with discrete stewed fruit behind, and spices. He is more greedy with a little wait. First sip ultra-spicy limit too much, but from the second, it passes. Delicate and very floral final! With water, the fruits are now forward with particular fishing, a lot of freshness. The mouth is softer and caressing, fluid and it is here that the wax regains its rights, even in the final, well spiced. Enthusiasm 4/5

  2. Holder scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    With all due respect, I can not quite understand Serges execution. Nevertheless, this whisky is beautifully flavored in taste and often serves as a reference in comparisons.

  3. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Clynelish 17 yo 1997/2015 (46%, Signatory Vintage, Un-chillfiltered Collection, casks #4624-4625, 607 bottles) Several great Clynelishes in this moderately priced series already. If you don’t always need bulls… I mean elaborate packaging by posh agencies (coke is expensive, you know), check it more often! Colour: white wine. Nose: the way it stands the course after the CS versions is pretty impressive. Smoky porridge, overripe green apples, paraffin, plasticine, seawater… Shall we call it ‘a leatherette-y Clynelish’? Mouth: but how good is this? Everything’s perfect, and it’s even got something from the countryside, like damp jumpers, or grandpa’s old tweed jacket – from when Harris Tweed was proper Harris Tweed. Love the saltiness too. Finish: quite long, salty, more meaty and herbal. What a bouillon! Comments: what’s good with this moderate strength is that you don’t need to toy with pipettes (right Ralfy, or coffee spoons). B-F-Y-B, many thanks Fabien.SGP:452 - 90 points.

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