Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
27 years old
Number of bottles
56.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
06 May 2009 1:35 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 500.00

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1974 AD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.07 points

  1. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The end of my bottle is coming in sight. I'm now sad that I didn't buy another when I had the chance. The store had two of these. At least I know that the other one ended up in a good home as well.
    • Nose
      Classic Clynelish. Beeswax, shoe polish and some subtle farmy notes (hay, straw), as well as wet pebbles. Lovely soft fruits like sour apples, orange peel, white grapes and lemon zest go well together with the dusty books. Not the most complex, but it just hits the spot. Top notch!
    • Taste
      Extremely waxy, accompanied by bitter lemons and a whisper of grapefruit. Lots of minerals, a big whoop of chalk, and a slight menthol-esque quality. There are also chili peppers here, as well as a pinch of salt, some burlap and some leather.
    • Finish
      Some more chalk and wax, with soft fruity notes and whispers of menthol.

  3. Macheye scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Whilst this is not a 1970’s fruit-bomb Clynelish, it most certainly is a particularly good example of the spirit well-matured and with the honey and beehive notes dialled up a few notches. There’s a ton of coherence here and nothing jarring nor out of place. Oh and did I mention that it’s perfectly delicious too?

    • Nose
      Instant furniture polish, light smouldering tobacco, and beeswax. Sweetness is very apparent and upfront also and comes from natural honey (more bees) sprinkled unsparingly with icing sugar. In amongst the notes of leather armchairs and dusty libraries we can pull out both oranges and lemons (St Clements) as well as a variety of supporting aromas from walnuts though anise to allspice. Across the entire experience there is a flinty/wet slate minerality with cuts through some of the older and richer notes and provides some pleasant immediacy.
    • Taste
      Slightly oily, arguably chewy and definitely waxy. Polish and tanned leathers are strongly favoured, as are the honey and cooking sugars. A big spoonful of orange marmalade (with the bits still in of course) spiced up with some fiery pepper and a pinch of salt. Water brings forward the sweeter notes and also introduces some grassiness to the equation.
    • Finish
      Long and fairly oaky with some dusty and chalky notes in the tail. Slightly astringent, but everything is perfectly in check here.


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