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Brands and Distilleries : Clynelish

Issue 146 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 146

A tour of Toronto, Bourbon's Pompeii, Bladnoch Distillery and a look back at Glenmorangie's last 10 years

 

Clynelish

Clynelish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A lovely dram. Well balanced. Water cuts the edges off. Peaceful.

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Clynelish 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.80%
8 The true maritime taste of Clynelish.

Clynelish 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 The most rounded of this Clynelish threesome. The fuller gold colour suggests more contribution from the wood.

Clynelish 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Full of flavour. Full of interest. A good, complex bottling.

Clynelish 14 Years old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
Great balance and feel.

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Clynelish Distillers Edition 1992
- Scotland - 46.00%
8 A delicate yet full of character dram. For a relaxing evening watching a documentary on English gardens.

Clynelish Distillers Edition 1992 Oloroso Seco
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
All glammed up, but with nowhere to go.

Adelphi Clynelish 11 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.80%
7 I normally rate Clynelish very highly, but this bottling leaves its fireworks until the last minute, and with more heat than light.

Adelphi Clynelish 12 Years Old, Cask 3280
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20%
7 Pungent and vibrant but lacks the beautiful Clynelish style.

Adelphi Clynelish 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00%
8 The most oily of the three, and very assertive in the finish.

Adelphi Clynelish 1989, 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70%
8 Not the most peaty Clynelish I have tasted, but a lovely, distinctive whisky.

Adelphi Clynelish 1995, Cask 12783
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.30%
8 Quite a character. Water mellows the spicy burn. Would match well with a chicken “à la crème”.

Adelphi Clynelish 27 Years Old, Cask 2568
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30%
8 A robust, straight-ahead Clynelish, which is a great thing.

Berry's Own Selection Clynelish
- Scotland - 46.00%
6 Needs moretime in wood.

Berry's Own Selection Clynelish 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Tight and hard to love.

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Berrys' SIngle Malt Scotch Whisky 1996, Clynelish, Cask #6424
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Now that's the sort of Highland whisky I like!

Cadenhead's Clynelish 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.60%
7 Firm, dry, confident. Not quite as expressive as the best bottlings.

Chieftain's Choice Clynelish 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 So different to the Douglas Laing Clynelish. The perfect whisky with farm cheeses.

Connoisseur's Choice Clynelish 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Well-balanced and complex as a Clynelish should be. A good, solid afterdinner dram.

Cooper's Choice Clynelish 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 The most gritty and seaweedy.

Cooper's Choice Clynelish 1990, 12 Years Old, Port Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Not one of the peaty vintages, and would have benefited from some other element to lift the creaminess.

Dun Bheagan Clynelish 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50%
8 A surprisingly sweet expression of Clynelish. Lots of flavour and plenty of charm.

Kingsbury Clynelish 1990, Amontillado sherry cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
8 That distinctive pine-nut character perhaps derives from the Amontillado sherry, but its influence is otherwise restrained.

Master of Malt Clynelish Single Cask Series 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
8 A lovely, fresh and conversational dram. A dash of water brings out more sweetness. A spring celebration in itself.

Murray McDavid Mission Clynelish 1972
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Spectacular aperitif. I wanted to eat a whole salmon.

Old Malt Cask Clynelish 1971, 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 There's more in the nose than in the finish. A really characterful malt. Interesting. This is one of the more medicinal expressions of Clynelish I have come across.

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Old Malt Cask Clynelish 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 All comes together at the end.

Old Masters Clynelish 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.10%
7 Very much in line with recent bottlings. Not especially peaty, but crisp, clean and decisive in it's flavours.

Private Collection Clynelish 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
8 A hint of sulphur in the nose had me dismissing this whisky. It seemed young, immature, callow – but we finishing up flirting.

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Selected by Berry's Clynelish 1997 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 An excellent everyday summer dram. Sweet without excess, with an aerial texture. Fresh and fragrant.

Signatory Clynelish 1989 South African Sherry Butt
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.70%
7 A very unusual expression of Clynelish.

Single Malts of Scotland Clynelish 1972, Cask 15619
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.90%
7 Good, mature but still lively.

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The Whisky Society Clynelish
- Scotland - 58.50%
8 Great balance . Aperitif or with (sea)food.

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    Murray McDavid
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Chart Position

Latest
42
Best
21
Average
45

Bottle Price

Average
£169
Highest
£1,500

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Ainslie's 12 Years Old 43% 75cl Clynelish Brora 12
Lions Whisky
£345.00
Ainslie's Clynelish Brora Chiano Spring Cap
Lions Whisky
£545.00
Cayenne Cocoa Bean 1997 Wemyss Malts Clynelish 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.98
Clynelish 12 Year Old Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
Clynelish 12 Year Old Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
Clynelish 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£650.00
Clynelish 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£650.00
Clynelish 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£650.00
Clynelish 12 Year Old Fascadale Batch 6 Adelphi 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.30
Clynelish 13 Year Old 1997 Cask 6055 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing 3 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.81
Clynelish 13 Year Old 1998 The Coopers Choice The Vintage Malt Whis 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.99
Clynelish 14 Year Old
Master of Malt
£43.63
Clynelish 14 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£38.75
Clynelish 14 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£45.29
Clynelish 14 Year Old Christmas Bauble
The Whisky Exchange
£9.95
Clynelish 14 Year Old Sample
The Whisky Exchange
£5.75
Clynelish 14 Year Old Small Bottle
The Whisky Exchange
£15.95
Clynelish 14 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£56.95
Clynelish 14yo 14
Lions Whisky
£43.00
Clynelish 15 Year Old 1997 Boisdale Collection 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.23
Clynelish 15 Year Old 1997 Cask 9881 Old Malt Cask Hunter Laing 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.05
Clynelish 15 Year Old 1997 Casks 12367+12368 Un Chillfiltered Sig 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.58
Clynelish 15 Year Old That Boutique Y Whisky Company 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£7.32
Clynelish 16 Year Old 1997 Cask 6871 Berry Bros & Rudd 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.60
Clynelish 16 Year Old 1997 Distiller's Art Langside 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.72
Clynelish 16 Years Old 1995 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.19
Clynelish 17 Year Old 1995 Cask 12796 Ibisco Decanter Signatory 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.66
Clynelish 17 Year Old 1996 Cask 6417 Adelphi 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£7.13
Clynelish 17 Year Old 1997 Cask 11236 Old Malt Cask Hunter Laing 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£8.77
Clynelish 17 Year Old 1997 Cask 4024 Pearls Of Scotland Gordon & 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£8.02
Clynelish 17 Year Old 1997 Cask 4050 Berry Bros. & Rudd 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£9.21
Clynelish 17 Year Old 1997 Lady Of The Glen Hannah Whisky Merchants 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£10.25
Clynelish 17 Year Old 1998 Casks 7778 & 7779 Signatory 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.91
Clynelish 18 Year Old 1995 Cask 8669 Ibisco Decanter Signatory 3 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.08
Clynelish 18 Year Old 1996 Cask 10580 Old Particular Douglas Lain 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£7.58
Clynelish 18 Year Old 1996 Cask 6508 Ibisco Decanter Signatory 3 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.60
Clynelish 18 Year Old 1996 Cask 6512 Ibisco Decanter Signatory 3 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.60
Clynelish 18 Year Old 1997 Cask 10770 Old Particular Douglas Lain 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£8.89
Clynelish 18 Year Old 1998 Cask 7781 Signatory 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.91
Clynelish 19 Year Old 1995 Cask 4676 Dimensions Duncan Taylor 3c 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£7.96
Clynelish 19 Year Old 1995 Cask 908605 The Octave Duncan Taylor 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£8.83
Clynelish 19 Year Old 1995 Cask 932013 S Of Scotland S 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£8.86
Clynelish 19 Year Old 1996 Cask 6399 & 6400 Un Chillfiltered Sign 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.70
Clynelish 19 Year Old 1996 Cask 6403 + 6404 Un Chillfiltered Sign 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.70
Clynelish 19 Year Old 1996 Cask 8801 Celebration Of The Cask Carn 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£8.42
Clynelish 1972 2016 Rare Old
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£950.00
Clynelish 1972 24yo Rare Malts 24 1972
Lions Whisky
£335.00
Clynelish 1972 Rare Old 2016
The Whisky Barrel
£1,498.96
Clynelish 1982 Cask Strength 1982
Lions Whisky
£345.00
Clynelish 1982 Lombard 1982
Lions Whisky
£260.00
Clynelish 1983 13yo Signatory 13 1983
Lions Whisky
£220.00
Clynelish 1983 Dun Bheagan 17 1983
Lions Whisky
£200.00
Clynelish 1983 Samaroli 1983
Lions Whisky
£315.00
Clynelish 1984 18yo Silver Seal 18 1984
Lions Whisky
£240.00
Clynelish 1989 12yo Old Malt Cask 12 1989
Lions Whisky
£175.00
Clynelish 1989 12yo Signatory 12 1989
Lions Whisky
£145.00
Clynelish 1989 13yo Signatory 13 1989
Lions Whisky
£195.00
Clynelish 1989 Wilson & Morgan 1989
Lions Whisky
£140.00
Clynelish 1990 Samaroli 1990
Lions Whisky
£285.00
Clynelish 1992 Samaroli 1992
Lions Whisky
£245.00
Clynelish 1993 Rare Select Montgomerie's 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£8.27
Clynelish 1995 20 Year Old Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£94.85
Clynelish 1995 2017 21 Year Old Signatory Vintage
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£100.00
Clynelish 1995 21 Year Old Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£103.00
Clynelish 1995 21 Year Old Signatory For Twe
The Whisky Exchange
£110.00
Clynelish 1995 Samaroli 1995
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Clynelish 1996 20 Year Old Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£60.25
Clynelish 1996 2016 20 Year Old Signatory Vintage
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£55.95
Clynelish 1997 20 Year Old Sherry Carn Mor
The Whisky Exchange
£137.00
Clynelish 1997 2011 Distillers Edition
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£54.80
Clynelish 1997 Bottled 2011 Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish Distillers 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.77
Clynelish 1997 Bottled 2017 Cask 9441 Celebration Of The Cask C
Master of Malt
£136.36
Clynelish 1997 Distillers Edition Bot.2011
The Whisky Exchange
£69.95
Clynelish 1997 The Nectar Of The Daily Drams 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.24
Clynelish 1998 2016 18 Year Old Signatory Vintage
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£45.00
Clynelish 20 Year Old 1995 Cask 11308 A Rare Find Gleann Mor 3cl 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£13.72
Clynelish 20 Year Old 1995 Cask 8682 Ibisco Decanter Signatory 3 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£7.15
Clynelish 20 Year Old 1995 Cask 8684 Artist #5 La Maison Du Whisk 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£12.02
Clynelish 20 Year Old 1995 Cask 8686 Cask Strength Collection Sig 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£8.14
Clynelish 20 Year Old 1995 Cask 8691 Ibisco Decanter Signatory
Master of Malt
£94.66
Clynelish 20 Year Old 1995 Peppered Biltong Wemyss
The Whisky Barrel
£90.13
Clynelish 20 Year Old 1996 Casks 11381 Un Chillfiltered Collection 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.00
Clynelish 20 Year Old 1996 Old & Rare
The Whisky Barrel
£213.25
Clynelish 2000 Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Barrel
£63.03
Clynelish 21 Year Old 1993 Cask 7559 Rare Select Montgomerie's
Master of Malt
£112.61
Clynelish 21 Year Old 1993 Cask 7559 Rare Select Montgomerie's 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£9.70
Clynelish 21 Year Old 1995 Cask 11228 Cask Strength Collection Si 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£8.69
Clynelish 21 Year Old 1995 Signatory Cask Strength
The Whisky Barrel
£104.23
Clynelish 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 908111 The Duncan Taylor Single 3c 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£20.56
Clynelish 26 Year Old 1989 Cask 5886 Celebration Of The Cask Carn 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£14.36
Clynelish 7 Year Old 2008 Cask 10771 Provenance Douglas Laing 3c 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.51
Clynelish Cask Strength Limited Edition
The Whisky Barrel
£249.99
Clynelish Select Reserve 2014 Special Release
Master of Malt
£498.00
Clynelish Select Reserve 2014 Special Release 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£45.03
Clynelish Select Reserve 2nd Edition Special Releases 2015
The Whisky Exchange
£575.00
Clynelish Select Reserve Special Release 2015
Master of Malt
£573.85
Clynelish Select Reserve Special Release 2015
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£570.00
Clynelish Select Reserve Special Release 2015 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£43.67
Clynelish Select Reserve Special Releases 2014
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Connoisseurs Choice Clynelish 2000
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£54.95
The Highland Mariner 1997 Bottled 2015 Wemyss Malts Clynelish 3c 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£7.82
Waffles And Ice Cream 1997 Bottled 2015 Wemyss Malts Clynelish 3 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£8.23
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