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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 AD
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.42 points
- Ralfy's review: http://bit.ly/2dod8dD
- Tasting Notes by Adelphi;
1 of only 228 bottles from cask no. 12379
From a refill ex-Bourbon hogshead, this is the colour of summer gold, possibly a Gewurztraminer. Excellent beading suggests good mouth texture, typical of well-aged whisky from this distillery.
A little nose prickle to start, faintly mineralic, flinty and waxy, possibly waxy sweet cakes, frosted icing and ripe banana skins (again typical of the make). After a while, a fruity note appears, lychees or mangosteen, and Turkish Delight. Finally, the maritime notes appear with clam shells on a beach.
Candle wax increases in the taste, both oily and sweet, with herbs, honey roast ham (quite meaty) and melting icing sugar, orange a cinnamon.
With water, it becomes more peppery – fine white pepper.
Smooth with a big texture, mouth-filling, teeth coating – everything you’d expect from Clynelish.