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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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Tastingtags

11 Notes

schero
Expert Senior schero Tasting note
04 Mar 2018 9:29 pm
schero gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Würzige Orangenschale, Bienenwachs ohne Ende, Zitrusnoten blitzen dazwischen hervor, die typische Fruchtigkeit von Clynelish kommt nicht ganz durch, leicht mineralisch, etwas Vanille 

Taste

Wieder dominieren zunächst die Orangenschalen und das Bienenwachs, der Antritt ist nicht zu verhalten trotz Trinkstärke, etwas Brausepulver, schöne Eichenwürze ohne Bitterkeit 

Finish

Das Bienenwachs dominiert, danach orangige Zitrusnoten und fein würzige Eiche

Comments

Toller Whisky! Tolles PLV. Mir sind zwar Bourbonfass-Clynelish lieber, aber der hier macht wirklich Spaß. Hat ordentlich Abwechslung trotz Trinkstärke. 

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Hare&Copper
Expert Senior Hare&Copper Tasting note
27 Apr 2018 11:59 am
Hare&Copper gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Yellow gold
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.

Comments

A nosing whisky for me.

Thermidor
Expert Senior Thermidor Tasting note
12 Nov 2017 6:08 pm
Thermidor gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Yellow gold
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.

Comments

Tasted with Imperial 1995-2015 G&M 43% (87 pts.).

Arquebus
Expert Junior Arquebus Note
22 Sep 2017 10:40 pm
Arquebus gave this whisky 89 points

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.


Whiskylifestyle
Expert Junior Whiskylifestyle Tasting note
13 Aug 2017 12:42 pm
Whiskylifestyle gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Auburn
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.

Comments

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.

Eilean a' Cheo
Expert Senior Eilean a' Cheo Review note
28 May 2017 7:22 pm
Eilean a' Cheo gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.2
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
87
Price
88
Presentation
88
rpvdwel
Connoisseur rpvdwel Review note
20 May 2017 9:23 pm
rpvdwel gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.9
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
89
Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
19 May 2017 10:52 pm
Daan Tje gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
89
Presentation
89
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Bram84
Expert Senior Bram84 Review note
13 May 2017 1:04 pm
Bram84 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.1
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
86
Price
88
Presentation
87
JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
20 Apr 2017 11:55 pm
JacobaEd gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
85
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
85
Price
87
Presentation
87
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