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Clynelish 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.76/100
votes
159
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Friends of the Classic Malts
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L9148CM000
Barcode
5000281024813
Added on
13 Jun 2009 3:49 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 109,90

19 × in wishlist

159 × member ratings

334 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 12-year-old

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.76 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    the smell is really great when the first Müff is gone after a few minutes, on the palate very powerful and rich for its alcohol content - the alcohol is not perfectly integrated - but according to the label, this malt is only 12yo - the flavor profile I see him in the early 80s and I'm just excited - great stuff
    • Nose
      89 89
      old smoke, retrostly nose, wet cardboard, some gum, wax, tender smoke, old oak cabinet wall, furniture polish
      later fruity - dried dates, lots of leather, lemon and orange, honey, beautiful notes of wood, licorice, floral, noble
    • Taste
      88 88
      Orange TicTac, great creamy dusty old oak notes without bitterness, wax and furniture polish, delicate smoke influence, slightly maritime salty note, herbs, musk - beautiful mixture of tart and fruity
    • Finish
      87 87
      long and full-bodied, oak meets chocolate and wax, slightly bitter

  2. Othorion scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blindtasting
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruit salad, green apple, sherry, furniture polish, honey, lemon juice, fruit yoghurt, strawberries
    • Taste
      86 86
      oily, creamy, honey, cream caramel, orange peel, vanilla, floral
    • Finish
      86 86
      Orange marmalade, black tea, vanilla and honey, medium

  3. dr.mad scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Romansen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Classic scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Blindtasting
    • Nose
      88 88
      neat sherry, furniture polish, honey, lemon
    • Taste
      86 86
      soft and creamy, orange, a little toffee, vanilla, spicy, a touch of herbs
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium long, the sweetness fades, it becomes lemony / grapefruit, orange with vanilla pudding

  6. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Tolese Sonderbottling with typical Clynelish character and beautiful wood flavors.
    • Nose
      88 88
      tropical fruits, old leather, polished wood, earthiness, a lot of honey sweetness and citrus freshness, a pinch of smoke (burnt wood)
    • Taste
      84 84
      extremely creamy and mild, light tingling, honey and orange peel, wood, simple but pleasant
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is surprisingly long with first bitter wood and tea leaves, then bright fruits and a lot of honey with a little vanilla, to the back then a nice touch of wood (but not as bitter as at the beginning). You should like bitter notes and wood.

  7. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A few more turns would have done quite well.
    • Nose
      Floral aromas are in the nose. A heavy honey sweetness, grain, malt, salted butter (does it smell like anything at all?).
    • Taste
      Silky soft and oily, waxy and honey sweet. Mildly fruity with oranges and tangerines. Almond and nut flavors. Coffee beans, toffee. Thin out pretty fast.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet orange marmalade, honey, beet syrup, a pinch of salt.

  8. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, round, delicious, good.
    • Nose
      A hint of maritime. Tobacco, sultanas, oranges, a tad of flint in the background and fudge.
    • Taste
      Sweet start. Nutty Oloroso sherry, dried apricots, oranges, a bit peppery and also salty. Another flinty note. Balanced, round, good symmetry. A little smoke in the background.
    • Finish
      Fine smoke, tobacco, oranges, peach. Short-medium-length and round.

  9. Goethe scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Fine Clynelish. The European Oak casks are definitively there, the sherry used to be somewhere in the back but got wiped from the Clynelish character almost.  

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Mustard barley, some smoke, citrus fruits, some grass, minerals.  
    • Taste
      Mustard barley, vanilla, creamy citrus fruits, some apples, some ginger, some spices, oranges.
    • Finish
      Medium. Apples, oranges, ginger and oak.

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

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