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Clynelish 1996 SV

Overall rating
87.66/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
11.12.1996
Bottled
20.01.2017
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
11376
Number of bottles
472
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Feb 2017 8:53 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 72,06

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 SV

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.66 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky! Great PLV. I prefer Bourbon Barrel Clynelish, but this one is really fun. Has a lot of variety despite drinking strength.
    • Nose
      Spicy orange peel, beeswax without end, citrus notes sparkle in between, the typical fruitiness of Clynelish does not quite get through, slightly mineral, some vanilla
    • Taste
      Again the orange peel and the beeswax dominate first, the onset is not too restrained despite drinking strength, some effervescent powder, beautiful oak flavor without bitterness
    • Finish
      The beeswax dominates, then orange citrus and finely spicy oak

  2. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nosing whisky for me.
    • Nose
      Very metallic, old tool shop, engine oil, coal smoke. Minerals. Limestone. Salt. Heather. Wet asphalt. Old damp wood. Newsprint. Some orchard and cooked fruits.
    • Taste
      A bit odd. Thin, metallic and bitter. Smoke and sherry. Sulphur. Some white flesh fruit.
    • Finish
      Medium long with same metallic and bitter notes.

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted with Imperial 1995-2015 G&M 43% (87 pts.).
    • Nose
      Metallic, and rooty at first, then the sherry comes up. Waxy too, and with faint smoke. A just extinguished candle somewhere nearby. Some fur pelts and engine oil as well. One of these beautifully crafted and slightly odd noses you can find in Clynelish, Benromach, Blair Athol etc. 
    • Taste
      I like the amount of iron on display here. I don't know where it comes from but it's right on the spot. It's very cask-forward with the sherry dominating the whole, but I don't complain since the body is solid and full. Impeccable, really.
    • Finish
      Lasts a good while, the sherry giving way slowly to cloves and copper. Some wax comes in late and helps balance the sherry's candied sweetness. With water the finish becomes quite oily and sinks into the lips and the gums very thoroughly.

  4. Arquebus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Refill sherry butt - Waxy notes, delicate sherry influence, fruits from the spirit start to pop out as it opens – some oranges with the bitter pith too - definitely, some damp wood/ dunnage warehouses /earthy backdrop, touch of sulphur emerges but this adds rather than spoils, ephemeral touch of smoke. As it oxidises the sherry notes intensify and also deep honey on the nose, more orange.  Packed with flavour. In the mouth (neat)  - spirity at the edges, numbing but also soft, brittle , fresh mouth watering. Balanced sweet /dry/ bitter, touch of salt
    . Very little if any oiliness.  Nice dram, well worth the modest price, perhaps suited to those exploring older style whiskies.

  5. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    I have tried this whisky a couple of times now and it really depends on my mood if I just like it or I really like it. It’s a good whisky, it’s a shame that I bought only 1 bottle instead of 2, because this bottle certainly does not make it until the end of summer.
    • Nose
      Ahhh this is typical Clynelish, starting with beeswax. Lovely! Than followed by sweet tangerines and oranges. A little bit of saltiness and some dried fruit, probably by the ex-sherry cask. All very nice, as the dried fruit really works here, it’s quite an integrated nose. Do I smell mushrooms or some earthiness in there?
    • Taste
      A nice thick mouthfeel, it’s not particularly waxy, but just a good body. It’s a bit salty, followed by honey sweetness, and more of the tangerines. There is some nice lemon in there as well, which gives it just a little freshness. Than it becomes somewhat peppery. A touch of oak and a little bit of red fruits too.
    • Finish
      A nice mid-long finish. Salt and red fruits, and quite some lemon. And a hint of caramel and pepper.

  6. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

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