Clynelish 1997 Arc

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Stated Age
18 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 sep 2015 2:14 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 110.00

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Whisky reviews for Clynelish 1997 Arc

8 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.96 points.

  1. gerrit de guru scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    With a few drops of water the nose is simply stunning! Lovely complexity.
    The taste is slightly bitter but after some time that disappears.

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  3. Funtik scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  4. scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    20 19 20 20 79

    I meet such a huge amount of alcohol and acetone for the first time, it is very difficult to drink it, and to evaluate, a very strange release ... sadly

  5. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F20 B21

    Too strong for me in aftertaste

  6. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose: first of all honey and a bit of wax, there is certainly something from Klineish, but for some reason more takes away from Balveni, some kind of cream and tobacco, and at the end a small blow of spices or it echoes of a degree? :) Taste: oh, enough spirtuozno, you need to do a few smaller throats and probably give it to stand still, the fragrance did not foreshow such a blow to the receptors, it's hard to snatch something at once. It is obstinate. Active diverges heat, as if frozen in the cold, drank a decent portion of alcohol and the alcohol smoothly falls down :). Menthol. A little caramel and oranges. Finish: very clearly emerges the barrel, oak and some bitterness, pepper. The long oak aftertaste is mixed with fruits and spices, even probably too oak. Not very versatile, very light and sweet in flavor, but quite severe and powerful in taste and long in aftertaste and very very warm. Good. Total: 87-88, closer to 88

  7. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from

    Clynelish 18 yo 1997/2015 (56.1%, Archives, bourbon hogshead, cask #6942, 80 bottles)  Only a micro-bottling but a nice fish on the label. Colour: white wine. Nose: probably not the same cask, but the juice is almost the same as that of the Liquid Treasure (never was a name so carefully chosen). Perhaps is this one a tad chalkier. With water: superlative mossy and sooty nose. Mouth (neat): yeah, more or less the same. Perhaps a little more vanilla this time, and one more touch of aniseed. Now it’s no pastis, as they used to say in old French movies. With water: exceptional, waxy tangerines and oranges, pink grapefruits, a touch of mint and liquorice… Really my kind of doobage (so to speak, eh!) Finish: quite long, totally perfect. A sweeter side, with some orange blossom honey. Comments: the best distillate in Scotland. Fact! By the way, Diageo, you have a new girl at the visitor centre (well, that wee room), a young blond one. Just wanted to say that she’s perfect! Please keep her! SGP:562 - 91 points.

  10. Peet did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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