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Clynelish 1995 SV

Overall rating 28 votes 86.38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
26.09.1995
Bottled
16.01.2017
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
8688
Number of bottles
591
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944091133
Added on
16 Feb 2017 4:03 pm by Norbs
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

47 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 21
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

11 Notes

DrinkingWhisky
Expert Senior DrinkingWhisky Tasting note
02 Jun 2017 10:36 pm
DrinkingWhisky gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Sulphur - but I like it! Dark tones; sherried, prunes, tobacco, gunpowder, dark chocolate. Lighter (tropical) fruits on the background: mango, pear; later on more lighter -buttery - tones. Nose stays prickly due to the fairly high ABV. 

Taste

Oh wow! Lovely full flavour! Tropical fruit with lovely sherry tones. A perfect marriage! A wedding in a pine forest. Yup, pine. Spicy as well (nugmet, cinnamon, hint of ginger), mango, passion fruit, rum raisins. And a whiff of eucalyptus. 

Finish

Spiciness lingering on together with the eucalyptus. Turning a wee bit sour at the very end though. 

Comments

Lovely stuff! Thought it was a Ben Nevis, mainly because of the sulphur. Old Clynelish did cross my mind though... Tasted during a blind tasting competition in May/June 2017.  

"I'm on a whisky diet. I've lost three days already." - Tommy Cooper
jhut
Expert Junior jhut Tasting note
18 Oct 2017 2:03 pm
jhut gave this whisky 76 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

Zoet, perzik, overrijpte peer

Taste

Honing, hout

Finish

Nieuw hout, zoutig, zeewier, rubber, 

Comments

Blind geproefd met André tijdens ProefOlympics 2017

6 mei 2017

MadScientist
Expert Senior MadScientist Review note
29 Jul 2017 12:21 am
MadScientist gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.7
Nose
85
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
83
Presentation
90
rb854
Expert Junior rb854 Tasting note
17 Jul 2017 12:35 pm
rb854 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Sweet, vanilla, leathery, some salt, tropical fruits, citrus, cocos, creamy, then some smoke and sulphur, gunpowder

Taste

At first the ABV kicks in, then it softens down. Vanilla, peach, a little smoke, wood, chocolate, cocos and a some pepper

Finish

Medium length, some sweetness mixed with spices and pepper, woody notes

Comments

Tasted it blind during PO2017 (may 2017)


Very nice, full & sweet. 

hans1971
Expert Senior hans1971 Review note
09 Jul 2017 5:15 pm
hans1971 gave this whisky 87 points

PO2017 - dag 5

Prachtige a-typische Clynelish!

Weighted Rate
87.3
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
86
Hans Bolt
Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Review note
27 Jun 2017 11:27 am
Cubey666 gave this whisky 87 points

Tasted and scored during a blind tasting competition in May/June 2017. (PO17)

very good dram, did not recognize this as Clynelish, i was missing the typical waxy nose.

Weighted Rate
87.2
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
87
Presentation
87
My Collection
Sandman
Expert Senior Sandman Tasting note
05 Jun 2017 8:47 pm
Color
Old gold
Nose

Sinaasappel, grapefruit, honing, druiven, overrijpe banaan, chocolade

Taste

Chocolade, vleugje pittige kruiden, eikenhout, druiven, citrus, kaneel, drop

Finish

Medium, droog, licht zuurtje, drop, en vleugje kruiden

Comments

Blind geproefd tijdens ProefOlympics 2017

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KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
03 Jun 2017 3:28 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Amber
Nose

First rubber balloons, shortly. Then peach, apple, yellow raisin, crême brûlée and a little malt. Water makes it really creamy and releases honey, with no trace of the initial sulphur.

Taste

Caramel, apple, malt and peach. Water brings out some wax.

Finish

Apple, caramel, peach, wax and a little hazelnut.

Comments

Blind tasting. The initial dirty impression then turning creamy made me put my bets on Ben Nevis. 

JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
03 Jun 2017 8:39 am
JacobaEd gave this whisky 88 points

Not a nice nose to much sulphur

Weighted Rate
87.5
Nose
85
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
89
My Collection
erikz
Expert Junior erikz Tasting note
02 Jun 2017 10:43 pm
erikz gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Full, salty, honey, yellow fruits, kiwi, caramel, tannines.

Taste

Sweet, full, fatty, pineapple, papaya, floral, tannines (tingling on the tongue), "foam candy"- which is a Dutch type of candy, light bitters in between the other influences.

Finish

Long finish with white pepper, bitter, brine, a hint of peat smoke and very warm mouth feeling.

Comments

Tasted this blind. Guessed this was Clynelish as for me this is a very typical dram from this Highland distillery.

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