Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Wood Range - Sherry Cask
Stated Age
19 years old
Number of bottles
54.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Nov 2015 5:25 pm by afrb
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 225.02

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1995 CA

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.16 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A dream of Clynelish, probably. not much of the distillery left, but you never know how the finish would have tasted at the same conditions with another malt. I could drink one like that every day and it would not get boring.
    • Nose
      Very own nose, mixture of matches burnt, apricot jelly and walnuts and roasted chestnuts take the first seconds on one, something follows something like roasted banana, nut chocolate, fresh bread crust, a hint of Clynelish and the wax and linen bags is still buried somewhere the rest of the notes, a bit of moss too, later he reminds of a raspy toast with raspberry jam
    • Taste
      Fruit tea, here you suddenly notice the strong sherry, which almost reminds more of red wine, really fresh red berries, raspberry jam, strawberry jam, thyme, lavender, rosemary, some frankincense and wild garlic, some tea, the roasted is almost gone, expresses vllt , In a touch of chestnut still, to fine, young leather, honey, cinnamon, some mango even and red apple, cherries, some salt and bitter almonds
    • Finish
      The main part of the taste remains, the fruit tea, lavender, now a little dry oak and dark malt, but mainly the fruit with red apple, red berries, a touch of sweet tobacco, long

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A "dirty" but delicious sherry clynelish, which needs some water to remove the sulfuric notes and highlight the fruity aspects, rather atypical Clynelish - something for lovers
    • Nose
      Cooled ash, sulfur, sherry, cranberries, cranberry compote, thickened plum, strong woody notes, raisins, dark chocolate, black currants - dirty and nasty
    • Taste
      Amarena cherries, marzipan, rose liqueur, oak, full-bodied and full-bodied sherry, blackcurrant juice, black elderberry
    • Finish
      Sherry, salty, long and dry

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. WSP scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Certainly not for sulfur haters! Behind it, however, there are also chocolate and dark fruits. Little Clynelish typicality remains.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Einfach_Supi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Violent sulfur attack, behind it many herbs, leather and dried oranges.
    With a little water it becomes more accessible. In the mouth, however, a taste attack of a special kind: mushrooms.
    But then it is wonderfully fruity-sweet with tart spiciness, sour gummy bears and full-bodied, waxy finish.
    An exciting malt that challenges you but rewards you with many unfamiliar moments.

  6. Sapiano scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Clynelish 19 1995 CA Wood Range - Sherry Cask 54.6% WID: 74664
    Nose: sulfur, spices, lots of cocoa. With a little water: dried apricots. Hazelnut. Chocolate. Less sulfur. Later slightly smoky herbs.
    Taste: First sweet, cherries, sulfur, lots of chocolate, bitter almond, salt, a little prickling, but not spicy
    Finish: wood, sulfur, corks, spices, Black Forest cherries
    Conclusion: Nice chocolaty and nutty in the nose. In the taste then beautiful cherries and a lot of sulfur. But I like that, so 89 points.

  7. Willie JJ scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Really good whisky. What a nice cask and definitely one for the chocoholics.
    • Nose
      Chocolate cake soaked in Amoretto. Chocolate custard and cream. Tinned tangerines and malt extract. Wonderful.
    • Taste
      Intensely chocolatey. Milk chocolate coated in cocoa powder. There's an underlying maltiness, but every other aspect of the flavor is chocolate coated. Very nice.
    • Finish
      The chocolate melts on your palate until cinnamon and warm spices come through. The heat rises at the end but it's not unpleasant.

  8. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A whisky Sherry cask rather greedy, and very spicy at times. Perfect in Christmas time. Alcohol is not balanced enough for my taste, a drop of water is generally the greatest good and softens both the nose and mouth.
    • Nose
      Very focused on dried fruits, especially black grapes and apricots. Alcohol quite present, let rest the dram makes him feel good. Light dry wood smoke, and quite a lot of Christmas spices. After a short aeration, dry skin of lemon appears, bringing a tangy note.
    • Taste
      Sweet, caramelized entry on the palate. Raisin is always present. A very slight waxy smoke, and a lot of spicy spices. Alcohol a little too present.
    • Finish
      Long. The caramelized dry white grapes endure long minutes in the mouth. The tart and spicy apple shows the tip of his nose behind all that.

  9. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasting note from Cadenhead:

    This is a rather rich nose with Battenberg cake. Meaty
    full bodied with sherrywood influence of raisins and coco powder. It
    seems to grow richer by the second.
    Not a typical Clynelish as we get lots of fresh marzipan
    as the cask is really dominant with figs and black cherries coating the
    whole palate with a rich oily meatiness coming from the fruits.
    The palate has a rather seasonal finish with lots of
    winter fruit cake (Christmas cake if you like) some autumnal earth notes
    give this dram a rather enjoyable complexity.


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