Clynelish 1996 SV Whiskyherbst Berlin Edition

Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Seasons
Calculated age
20 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
52.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Aug 2017 10:08 am by Vassago Clynelish
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149,00

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110 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 SV Whiskyherbst Berlin Edition

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.33 points

  1. susudio1705 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    My Whisky of the Year 2017
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  2. stoigniew scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Very interesting dram. Initial Taste is mix of a candle with dried orange. Nose is very complex: sherry notes but also a malt charakter: wax, candles etc. This is not a boring sherry notes only. There is complexity. 

    By the way, it is quite good christmas malt. We have: candles, dried oranges and small note of fresh christmas tree.

    note: 91 /100

    more here: http://whiskyfan.pl/degustacje/single_malt_whisky/highland/clynelish-1996-sv-single-cask-seasons
    • Nose
      Mead, sherry, raspberry mousse, orange peel, waxed apples, delicate leather notes, black tea, dried fruit compote, dried plums, some coniferous wood
    • Taste
      Wax, candles, dried oranges, dried plums, honey, then something fresh - orange juice, at the end lemon and orange peels
    • Finish
      Long, with notes of orange peel, oakiness and at the end, a delicate note of smoke from a bonfire or a fading candle

  3. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful malt - but it comes very closed, takes a lot of time in the glass and probably some time to "weiterreifen" in the bottle;
    PLV: 9/10
    • Nose
      Pepper, mustard, at the far end hints of sherry, lemon, wax, a little old leather, cedar, caramel and cocoa; furthermore not clearly definable spices, vlt. Cardamom and curry (?), Thyme (?) Almonds, overall dusty and extremely closed! With water comes out very clearly peppermint;
    • Taste
      Very creamy, creamy, again these hidden spices like cardamom and curry, thyme (?), Followed by a strawberry and raspberry note, tannins and acidity, overall clear associations with red wine, dry;
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm and spicy;

  5. Kuba9712 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Clynelish Whiskyherbst
    nose: tobacco, dark fruit, raisins, milk chocolate, light waxiness, cherries in chocolate, tea,
    taste: Very complex, lots of sherry, tobacco, leather, chocolate,
    long, dark chocolate, dry, slightly acidic

  6. larswehmeier scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strong, spicy sherry aroma. Leather spices. Very aromatic. Dried fruits. Something musty.
    • Taste
      Very creamy and intense aromatic. Dark fruits. Leather. Tobacco. Spicy honey.
    • Finish
      Long and aromatic.

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A good sherry mole, deep enough and varied, but except for sherry, there is practically nothing.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, spicy wood, furniture varnish, unsweetened prunes, burnt biscuits, pre-foliage, pu er, leather haberdashery.
    • Taste
      Saturated, dry, oak, furniture varnish, creamy notes, unsweetened dried fruits, metallic acid.
    • Finish
      Light, bitter-woody, metallic sourish, dried fruits.

  8. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice special bottling
    • Nose
      Sherry, oranges, dark chocolate, dusty leather, dried fruit, ripe raspberries, sweetened cranberries, a bit of coal - with water it is carried more like cherries, like a Swabian Danube wave (cake)
    • Taste
      Sherry, chocolate, red fruits
    • Finish
      medium-long, fruity, dry, quite woody notes

  9. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Dalm scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Sherry and oak are well balanced, with slight corners and edges. Nicely done.
    • Nose
      Sherry, leather, oranges, dried fruits, oak, somehow earthy and dirty
    • Taste
      Strong onset, sherry and oak, orange, white pepper, honey
    • Finish
      Oak, sherry, spicy and somehow earthy again


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