- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Manager's Dram
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- Sherry Cask
- 61.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 14 May 2009 9:53 pm
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90 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 17-year-old
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.50 points
- I've tried this one a few times. A famous bottling of Clynelish with an easily recognized label. Oily, peaty, honeyed, fruity, balanced dram with a very distinguishable granular, chewy texture when undiluted. Probably one of the easiest drinking 62% you can have. This swims quite well, but don't try to add too much water. Best if undiluted though since you can feel its power.
- A wonderful, powerful palate, huge pineapples
Waxy and dusty, concentrated pineapple juices
Intense palate, waxy again, a touch of smoke, BBQ pineapple, extremely aromatic and oily
- Had a bottle of this before, I forgot how good it was, this is the best Clynelish I have had including some that were from the old Brora distillery.
Perfect balance with fruit & peat, this is a whisky for people who want to be entertained and have plenty of time on their hands.
A benchmark malt for me 94-95 points when I compare this to 94/95 point Glenfarclas or Glendronach this wins by a knockout.
Fantastic whisky, why did I sell a bottle years ago, what a fool.
I think I paid £250 for my last bottle
- With water:_
Water has released honeycomb, wafer and a touch of salted caramel, along with everything else on the nose.
Even with generous water it has plenty of power, the peat has smashed everything else out the way with a bat and is more noticeable than when neat but the fruit is still there.
It is full of honey, lemon, menthol, cough candy, ripe yellow plums, coastal peat, brine and hints of peach.
This even smells strong but rich with it in a fruity no holds barred type way, it is lovely but also daunting power wise.
Thick, creamy and explosive but it is so rich you could not call it fiery.
The fruits are here, mango, peach, a little pineapple but as if they have been stewed for months in sherry. Reminds me of some of the best older springbank bottles.
The fruit keeps coming in waves but my tongue is almost numb with the power, lip smacking , full bodied rich and brilliant.
It gets a little more honeyed with time with the lemon coming through and it is lemon sherbet sweet fizz. The peat is there in the mix and you recognise the waxy clynelish profile but this is on another planet to most clynelish
Huge length, remaining sweet and fruity
- As Monsiuer El Gato himself would say: 'Brutal Sherry'.
There really is no such thing as a bad Clynelish and this is one of the most exciting bottlings of all time. When the mood hits this is pure Coltrane.
- Nose: Mineral, clean, spicy-nutty, meaty, clean, on cold
ashes and Cointreau. Diluted, it becomes more mineral but also fruitier, on
Taste: Spicy (ginger), very salty, smoky, peaty, on bitter
orange skin, and slight cardboard flavours. Diluted, it becomes fruitier. The
finish is long, spicy, peaty, mineral, on cold ashes and peat, seaweed, orange,
and some tangerine and grapefruit.
General Impression: An excellent Clynelish nicely
- Clynelish at its very best. Whisky can't taste any better!
Intensive flavors of leather, wood, mangos and beeswax. Lovely fruityness and freshness. Hints of chocolate.
Wooow - absolutely superb !!! Powerful, complex and well balanced. Milk chocolate and high quality sherry flavors. Beeswax, toffee, green pepper and other spices. Hints of mangos.
Very very long and satisfying, mainly on toffee, spices and old wood.