Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Alba Import (AI)
Bottling serie
The Highland Trail
Stated Age
17 years old
Bourbon Barrel
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Oct 2015 2:30 pm by Vassago Clynelish
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 76.55

4 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 AI

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.89 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Beautiful fruit notes of green apples and ripe pears. Gooseberries are also available. A thick spoon of honey. Bright chocolate crumble, toffee sweets. The malt makes the nose overall a bright, fruity, airy impression, but also lets through a few flavors of wood. At the back, some alcohol comes to the fore, which then turns off in menthol. The scent of a shower powder with Waldmeister flavor pulls through.
    • Taste
      Dry, not too strong. An estimated 46%. Flourish mouthfeel, dry chocolate crumbs, rolled in honey. Slightly salty. The remains permanently dry, shows a lot of oak and now also herbs. Here comes the wax. But woody, he has a few years under his belt. Salted raisins.
    • Finish
      Medium long and still dry, with oak, raisins, honey and a fine layer of salt.

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      This is the kind of person I would presume to suspect that I would have recognized him blindly as a Clynelish. Nice waxy and fruity on the nose (beeswax, honeycomb, apricot), as the wood spice is too pronounced. In places it almost seems to have gotten a little too much barrel, but all in all the additional oak only makes it more complex and deeper.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Simply delicious. 1: 1 the nose in taste, plus a few surprising roasted aromas (charcoal, grill smoke) that make the whole thing even more exciting. Refreshingly tangy citrus notes and crunchy wood spice from the barrels. The 46% fit perfectly and leave nothing to be desired. Round thing.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Dark chocolate with a light corn sweetness and subtle pepperiness. Very tasty. Don't stop for too long, instead whet the appetite for the next sip. Minimally smoky in the reverberation.

      Unfortunately, a slight rotten wood note after a few minutes, that means a point deduction from 87 to 79.

  3. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Strange and rather atypical aromas for a Clynelish. Overall, however, a very tasty whisky.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. robain scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
      tropical fruits, spruce shoots, bourbon barrell, fruity, grass
    • Taste
      84 84
      exotic fruits, pepperiness, wood, grass
    • Finish
      83 83
      metallic, wood

  5. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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


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