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Clynelish 1973

Overall rating
95.00/100
votes
2
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
41 years old
Casktype
Hogmanay Cask
Casknumber
16802
Number of bottles
144
Strength
45.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Wealth Solutions
Added on
18 Oct 2016 2:33 pm by Forrest
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1973

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 95.00 points

  1. Man of Skye did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    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. 

  2. Vassago Clynelish did not rate this whisky Administrator

    for details see:

    https://en.wealth.pl/our-projects/clynelish-41-yo-2/

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