Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
John E. McPherson & Sons Ltd. (JEMS)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
05 years old
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
White Label
Bottle code
SC 247
Bottled for
by John E. Mc.Pherson & Sons Ltd.
Added on
19 Jun 2016 2:54 pm by RoyC

Average value

€ 50.00

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Whisky Reviews for Cluny 05-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.67 points

  1. olegborgol scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    at the level of old pedestrians .. delicious old blend

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This was much more expressive on the palate than I was expecting with a nice peat/spice combo, slightly thin but the flavours are good and I am a Cluny fan.
    Cheap at auctions but lots of variation wit the Nas, 5 & 12 year offerings.
    Glad to get a sample of this one :)
    • Nose
      86 86
      Light & fragrant with a nice grapefruit note, at first, a little honeydew melon (perhaps, not sure) , mango and a little dried apricot mixed with cream.
      Leave it for a few minutes as it seems to develop becoming more expressive with air.
      Like a bag of light coloured fruit gums and finally the grain comes out with the fruit, a nice cereal note.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Lordy, this one is spicy and peaty which is a real surprise as the nose did not hint at anything like this. The effect is all front load and the a fruity fade out.
      Bags pf cream, a little lemon, sweet grapefruit and a very faint apple note with developing faint orange but (you really have to work at finding the orange) and wafer, and a little biscuit.
      The peat actually grows on this one
    • Finish
      85 85
      Not the longest which you often find on old blends remaining sweet and slightly dry.


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