- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 41 years old
- Hogmanay Cask
- Number of bottles
- 45.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Wealth Solutions
- Added on
- 18 Oct 2016 2:33 pm by Forrest
18 × in wishlist
11 × member ratings
14 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1973
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.11 points
- Clynelish 41 yo 1973/2015 (45.2%, OB, for Wealth Solutions, cask #16802, 144 bottles) The rarest, and certainly the most expensive Clynelish ever. Talking about ‘new’ Clynelish here. If it’s anywhere near some superlative 1973s by Signatory/Prestonfield, we’re up for a treat. By the way I had forgotten I had this one, until some message by some friend appeared on Facebook. Like ‘who’s tried this?’ Happy to oblige… Oh and yes, it’s well an official bottling. Colour: gold. Nose: it needs time. There’s something metallic upfront, this may go away with oxygen. Zzz… zzz… Good, stewed rhubarb, old garage, leather polish, nettle soup, sage, brake fluid, porridge oats, brand new magazines, old books (so ink), rusty nails… It seems that this is a rather cerebral old malt. What’s perfect is that nobody’s thought of re-racking this cask. Bless ‘em. Mouth: a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Bone dry, metallic, petroly, mineral… Do you know Trimbach’s Clos Ste Hune, by any chance? And once again, it’s rather a Brora-ish Clynelish. What’s really strange is that we’ve never seen any Brora 1973. Could we please meet with the gentleman who was responsible for stencilling the casks back in 1973? Please? Or his family? We’ll bring chocolates and good wine… Ashes, pepper, mustard, hay, tar, seaweed fire… Yeah I know, Brora… Finish: long, majestically dry, sharp, concise, precise, ashy, mineral… You may call the anti-maltoporn brigade, but that would be a little too late. My bad. Comments: okay, here’s a new theory. In 1973, some, if not all Brora casks used to be stencilled as ‘Clynelish’. Okay, do you have any proof to the contrary? Like, a picture of a cask of 1973 Brora? Or even a bottle? SGP:364 - 94 points.
- extraordinary one ,honey & fruit, sick & complex
- A more than impressive Clynelish in the style of the 1972 Broras, with which he is almost on a par. The waxiness is less present than with other, 'purer' Clynelishs. Instead, there are more hay notes and dusty-smoky hints that go wonderfully with the light fruits, such as grapes and mirabelle plums, which I notice in the taste in between. Big cinema!
Tasted on 13/10/2020.
- Some yellow fruits a bit of citrus, cream, herbs and this beautiful waxiness, amazing stuff!
- Pretty old Clynelish, showing indeed brora-like nose but dissapoints a little in other aspects (for expactations)
great! Complex, layered! Mineral, stones, floral sweet, salt, honey, wax, orange jam, really evolving and classy!
really well integrated alcohol, nice balance of sweetness and minerality but lacks some depth and intensity, very good.
medium long, fruity, soily, elegant, very nice
- Starts rather old and a bit dusty on the nose but then becomes pretty fresh and intense on the palate, fruity, powerful, balanced - great!
Truck loads of waxes, old books, hints of acacia honey, some yellow fruits, prune, pineapple, little citrusy, minerals, whiffs of tobacco, some cooked fruits, rhubarb indeed, whiffs of wood - very good
Punchy, oily, subtle sweetness, more yellow fruits, prune, spicy, peppery, little honey, little citric, little ginger, hints of vanilla, fine oak wood - great!
Medium long, warm, more old books, spicy, hints of grapefruit and lemon peel
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