Clynelish 1996 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
18 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange
gb United Kingdom
Added on
08 jul 2015 7:18 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 360.00

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Whisky reviews for Clynelish 1996 SV

4 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.55 points.

  1. Talisker_22 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  2. RL_whisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    What a rude and improperly formed suggestion that was toklian. May I suggest a course in manners and another in English?

    A perfectly nice sherried Clyne is what this is. It does need quite a bit of water to open up but that doesn't wreck the body and in fact the mouthfeel is pretty amazing after it's reduced so the alcohol note no longer comes up. Nice blood orange note in the finish too. 

  4. toklian scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I must put my tasting notes here:

    The Clynelish was drown in the Oloroso.
    That is terrible....

    TWE 'handpicker' should shoot his head.

  5. toklian scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Clynelish 18 yo 1996/2015 (55.5%, Signatory Vintage for The Whisky Exchange, refill sherry, cask #6509, 606 bottles)  Probably a butt again. Colour: deep gold. Nose: starts with chocolate and mint plus porcinis and cigars. I agree a perfect lunch. Gets then ‘extremely more’ complex, with old herbal liqueurs, sawn fruit trees, liquorice wood, aquavit (caraway for sure), walnut stain… We’re almost nosing an old amontillado. Not sure the distillate has much of the floor so far, but the whole’s great. With water: old books and papers, walnut wine, earth, wet grass, wet dogs (hello, dogs!), old wines… Mouth (neat): bitter oranges, leather, tobacco, strong liquorice and bitter chocolate. Notes of heavy Demerara rum. Big stuff, as they say in Sumo. With water: its now that the distillate speaks out. Waxy oranges and orangey waxes, pepper, a little brine... Finish: very long but clean. Comments: what great with these bottlings is that even if it’s very big whisky, it never gets tiring. In other words, it’s moreish.SGP:562 - 89 points.

    Serge V(C)


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