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Overall rating
86.84/100
votes
45
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
27.06.1996
Bottled
21.04.2016
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
6406
Number of bottles
269
Strength
50.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The bonding dram, single malt whisky shop & prima vinum
Added on
27 Jun 2016 2:05 pm by McBarn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89,00

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51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 SV

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.84 points

  1. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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?

  3. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      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.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Apple, peach, honey, vanilla and almond.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Burnt caramel and almond. No fruitiness left.

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. avansele scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Signature Clynelish, perhaps not the best clynelish of that age that I had so far but it is certainly really good value for money.
    • Nose
      87 87
      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.
    • Taste
      86 86
      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.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium finish, beeswax stays in the mouth. A small peppery aftertaste dies out quite slowly in the mouth.

  8. Opeth83 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose is nice, typical Clynelish but after that I got some unpleasant notes in this whisky. It also lacks complexity and fruitiness. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. mer1973 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Malinois scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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. 

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