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Overall rating
86.46/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Vintage
10.1996
Bottled
05.2009
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
221
Strength
58.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Aug 2009 7:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 48,00

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 WD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.46 points

  1. Lafroy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

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

    Great nose. Dryness on palate was a bit odd but not unpleasant. Thanks alectron for the sample!
    • Nose
      Almond oil, flinty, faint smoke. Water brings out waxiness and more smoke. Very nice.
    • Taste
      Quite spicy and dry. slightly musty? With water some fruitiness - artificial cherry.
    • Finish
      Quite long, dry and spicy again. Nice green/herbal notes after a while.

  3. alectron scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      a bit faint. Tobacco (cigarette) +/o, green grapes o, butan gas o/-, distant smoke/ash (burnt [news]paper) o/-, eggs (not rotten, but fresh/liquid) o/-, wet chalk o/-, freshly caught trout (not fishy) -. (86)

      Later: sherry becomes a bit more detectable, also more malty at the same time, floral/artificial sweet (84)

      W water: sweeter (most of the weird savoury notes above are gone), a bit more sherry/chocolat-y +/o, mint +/o, some cellulose o (paper/cardboard), (82)
    • Taste
      alcoholic spicy/hot, flour-y vanilla +/o, warm apple-mash o, (83)

      W Water: less flour-y, more malt & sherry, (84)
    • Finish
      quite sweet & syrupy. Again flour / starch & vanilla, fruits, quite a lot of them but ester-y/artificial, with a dark malt note, caramelized onions and some wood (84)

      W Water: slightly sweeter but less artificial, more balanced but also less unique. More pleasant & in expected territory now. (85)

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