- Single Malt
- Signatory Vintage (SV)
- Bottling serie
- The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
- Stated Age
- 19 years old
- Number of bottles
- 50.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- The bonding dram, single malt whisky shop & prima vinum
- Added on
- 27 Jun 2016 2:05 pm by McBarn
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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 SV
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.84 points
- Fresh Peach
This very pale Clynelish came from the warehouses of Signatory and was bottled a few years ago by three Flemish whisky shops: The Bonding Dram, The Single Malt Whisky Shop and Prima Vinum. It’s a single cask at cast strength and I presented it recently at a Clynelish/Brora Masterclass in Ghent.
The typical beeswax is present on the nose from the first whiff. Then some sweet malt, loads of honey and pineapple, red and green apples and grapefruit. But the aroma of fresh, juicy peach claims most of the attention of your olfactory instrument.
This continues on the palate. Beeswax, peach, pineapple, grapefruit, Granny Smith. This is joined by a nice note of quinine and quite a big dose of white pepper. It is (to me at least) impossible not to like this.
The finish is medium long and while the fruit gently fades, some nuts kick in.
Admittedly, this Clynelish is somewhat straightforward and hardly complex, but who cares when it’s this good?
Very peachy for a Clynelish. Red apple and vanilla as well. A little honey, but the waxiness that many describe and which I'm kind of expecting isn't really there. Not that I'm missing it, this is a really nice smooth nose.
Apple, peach, honey, vanilla and almond.
Burnt caramel and almond. No fruitiness left.
- Signature Clynelish, perhaps not the best clynelish of that age that I had so far but it is certainly really good value for money.
Typical clynelish nose with a lot of bees wax. Some shoe polish too. Quite some fruityness like green apples, grapefruit and lime. Some honey and malt in there too.
Again an unmistakable clynelish signature with a lot of bees wax and quite a large viscosity. Again a lot if citrus fruit, now I'm having a lot more lemons and a lot of green apples as well. Some pineapple on the background to complete the fruit basket.
Medium finish, beeswax stays in the mouth. A small peppery aftertaste dies out quite slowly in the mouth.
- The nose is nice, typical Clynelish but after that I got some unpleasant notes in this whisky. It also lacks complexity and fruitiness.
- Very big on beeswax and waxy texture. It gives a full texture in the mouth which is always nice! A good summer dram to enjoy outside.