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Overall rating
85.19/100
votes
65
Whiskybase ID
WB81086
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Vintage
28.06.2001
Bottled
27.01.2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Calculated age
14 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Casks
Casknumber
307849 + 307850
Strength
54.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
27/01/16 160098
Barcode
5020613057432
Added on
14 Apr 2016 12:42 pm by Hare&Copper
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 78.82

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65 × member ratings

63 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 2001 GM

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.19 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    This is a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde but you see more of the doctor than you do of the mister. 
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Ostap scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasting 06/11/2017:
    Good whisky, interesting, rich, degree organic. Very tasty.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Saturated, floral honey, wax, sherry, a little smoke and meat, dry, turnips grated with honey, condensed milk and milk iris, apricot kernel, candied berries, semolina with jam, currants, raspberries, cranberry juice.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Honey, explosion of pepper and spices, ascorbic acid, condensed milk, honey, very thick in taste, sherry, again the concentration of berries (currants, raspberries), berry juice.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Continuation of taste, average, with sourness, berry theme and here steers, kiwi, gooseberry, juniper, dry, degree is shown.

  3. penumbra scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    There's nothing to say, because I feel like I can't pick out any problems, but it's good to drink, right? Later, I found a problem. After drinking too much, the bitterness gradually came up, and some overwhelmed the other.
    • Nose
      Dried dates, chocolate peanut butter, honey, milk coffee, red oak, firewood, lost paint and toffee, caramel, cookies.
    • Taste
      Date flavored toffee, cherries, black chocolate, sweet malt, a little waxy and Italian herbal wine, oak, orange.
    • Finish
      Long, warm, black and woody.

  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Soft on the nose, otherwise quite a heavy puncher.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Enjoyed this sample from karloff.

    Reviewed neat, giving just the right ompf :-)
    • Nose
      Gentle on the nose. Sweet wood notes, red fruits, chocolate topping, sprinkle of dry woodfire ashes.
    • Taste
      Starts off dry and spicy. Then the arrival of a whole basket of mixed fruits, mostly red and ripe.
    • Finish
      Double strenght espresso with pepper topping.

      A long slow fading on sweet dark fruit.

  6. karloff scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    I was very disappointed with this to start off with but it has come back to win me over, a bit like Rocky and Apollo Creed, sort of. 
    • Nose
      Old wood that has been varnished, raspberry and loganberry, stewed red fruits, toffee apple, jammy dodger biscuit, some sort of solvent
    • Taste
      At first it was literally undrinkable when I opened the bottle, even with water it wasn't pleasant at all, so I left it for a couple of months and it's helped, it's really opened up, it's still quite astringent but that's okay, there is plum, molasses, red apple skin, strawberries, sarsaparilla tablet sweets, black cherry and dark chocolate orange. 
    • Finish
      A long and very fruity finish with a dash of black pepper. 

  7. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Interest balance from the refill sherry in cask strength. I think it's expressive, but it's subdued too.
    • Nose
      Sherry and caramel. A little bit of wine and vinegar.
    • Taste
      Fruits, sweet malt, chocolate, caramel and ash
    • Finish
      Medium length, dry

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Broad and oily, wet fur. Sweet malt prevailed with burnt ashes. Long, balance and waxy, buttery coating.

    — at Whisky Live Singapore.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

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