Clynelish 1996 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Stated Age
19 years old
6399 + 6400
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 mar 2016 4:17 pm by Vassago Clynelish

Average value

€ 60.08

5 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

63 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Clynelish 1996 SV

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.21 points.

  1. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Matured and full of character, but never denying the distillery character.
    Great whisky, especially for the price! [less than 50 € in 2016]
    • Nose
      86 86
      Quite a bit pungent-alcoholic at first, strong aroma, sour, the waxy character is there, with 1-2 drops of water it comes much better.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very round and oily, rather little wood, but also strong despite all the silkiness.
      The mouthfeel is great, you can keep it in your mouth for a long time.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long! The fine beeswax notes remain, together with a slight bitterness, for a while, dry, somewhat astringent, but not unpleasant.

  2. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    delicious malt, which is more of a softer side. Very pleasant
    • Nose
      Citrus fruits, a bit salty, slightly vanilla, herbs, slightly floral notes, then becoming sweeter and caramel joins them, very slightly malty in the background combined with light fruits
    • Taste
      sweet start, fruity with vanilla and caramel, then becomes slightly salty, later spicy, and slightly sourish bitter.
    • Finish
      sweet, fruity start, slightly spicy, vanilla and caramel, medium length.

  3. Squinugie scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A nice, mature, very good Clynelish for a great price!

    [Color] white wine;
    • Nose
      pleasant sweetness, citrus fruits, wild herbs, vanilla;
    • Taste
      soft onset, fully swelling; Sweetness (marzipan), fruits (limes, lemons), vanilla, becoming dry; complex;
    • Finish
      long finish; Marzipan sweetness echoes forever;

  5. tommy12 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Color: very light, pale yellow, restrained pleasant smell, alcohol easily noticeable, pleasant taste: citrus fruits, pleasant full sweetness, honey, no bitterness, in the finish a very slight touch of candle smoke, tolerates a little water. Finish: long, light sweetness, pineapple, price / performance ratio (just under 50 euros) fine, but by far not intense enough for the age.

  6. Goethe scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Lovely Clynlish from the Un-Chillfiltered Collection. A great nose. The malt is getting more tropical fruits by adding some water like the other Clynelish from the Un-Chillfiltered Collection from SV.Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Oily mustard barley, citrus fruits, apples, vanilla, pineapple, some fresh oak, honey.
    • Taste
      Oily mustard barley, citrus fruits, sparkling pineapple (due to bromelain), fresh oak, hints of salt.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Salt and citrus fruits. 

  7. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88


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