Clynelish 1997 cQs

Overall rating
87.39/100
votes
69
Whiskybase ID
WB103732
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
casQueteers (cQs)
Bottling serie
Trilogy
Vintage
29.10.1997
Bottled
07.11.2017
Stated Age
20 years old
Calculated age
20 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
12355
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 nov 2017 12:38 pm by Hvdree
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 160.00

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Whisky reviews for Clynelish 1997 cQs

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.39 points.

  1. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  2. aspa scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    nose
    Slightly pungent, some alcohol. Slightly sour grapefruit comes out, together with other citrus fruits. Then clearly mineral, the Clynelish then comes through great. Sweet and sour game now also with green apple. In addition there is oak and vanilla, this is how the bourbon barrel shows itself. Slightly bitter, spicy, only slightly sweet. The alcohol then calms down, moves into the background and lets the mineral and now slightly waxy aromas take over again.

    taste
    Oh yes, now come the full load of Clynlish character - great mineral, waxy, and the sweet and sour game between the vanilla and the green apples. Slightly oily, slightly salty, and then the beeswax comes out. You drink a cliché, there is no other way to describe it. The whisky can be uploaded to Wikipedia under "Clynelish" :-D The alcohol is present but subtle, gives strength but burns or doesn't sting. That's how it should be, very good. Less citrus than on the nose, but significantly more wax, mineral aromas and oily, tart and spicy notes.

    Exit
    My beloved mineral layer stays in my mouth for a long time, that's great. There is light pepper in the middle of the tongue, it tingles for minutes. It now feels very oily in the mouth, and the strong beeswax shows up again as if you were pulling candles. Tart, mineral, spicy, slightly sour, hardly sweet anymore, but in a very pleasant way.

    Conclusion
    The taste is a dream, this is exactly how a Bourbon barrel Clynelish should be. The nose and the finish are also convincing, I had slight reservations when I smelled it for the first time, but then the whisky came into its own. An excellent bottling of which I would have liked to have had more than one sample.
    N-90, T-92, F-89 for very good 90 points.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Least favorite of the trilogy, the pepper dominates, a delicious whisky nonetheless!
    • Nose
      Vanilla, apple, apricot, open
    • Taste
      Smoky edge, peppery, crusty, vanilla, pepper has the upper hand. Fruity flavors are suppressed: apple, apricot

  4. Markie81 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Falnor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. M134481 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Why do I love Clynelish so much?

    The elegant sweet tones in the smell or taste ... The tasty finishes .. Insane ...
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sugar, sweet popcorn, rose petals, red fruit, caramelized apple and green apple.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet popcorn, caramelized apple, green apple, wood, vanilla, red fruit, stroopwafel
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sweet fruit, sweet popcorn, rose petals, unfortunately the taste has disappeared a little too quickly.

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The taste/body is the best part of this whisky, better than the nose. Very enjoyable dram.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet, honey, vanilla. Some fruits as well, peach. Alcohol pretty prominent. Floral too, later on some caramel.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet and strong, full-bodied. Honey. Pungent. Vanilla, peach. Oily structure.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still strong, pungent, pepper. A little smoke comes in now, still sweet too, vanilla and honey. Pretty long finish, some wood.

  10. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good example of the classic Clynelish features from the mid-90s. Lovely waxiness combined with wonderful tropical fruits
    • Nose
      88 88
      Opens with an abundance of oils and tropical fruits. We have here pineapples, oranges and mango. This noses like a good bourbon cask maturation that has left enough room for the distillate to shine. More fruits arise with lychees, lemon and lime. The whole remains rather fresh and is very fruity. Although, a spicy side threads through the fruits, reminiscent of red pepper, and there is a faint hint of cigar ashes.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Starts off quite feisty, before the oils make their appearance. Refreshing fruits (lemon) and a pinch of salt complete the whole. Also here, I do detect a hint of smoke hidden in the back. The development is rather dry, and brings dashes of beach sand, drying rocks battered by the sea and the expected paraffin.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Liquorice and floral notes that hint at a woman’s perfume

  11. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Baked apple, vanilla, honey, peach, caramel and a floral touch.
    • Taste
      88 88
      More waxy. Tobacco, peach, vanilla, flowers and a whiff of smoke. The magic is gone when adding water, it turns really dry.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Honey, almond, apple peel, chestnut and smoke.

  12. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  13. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  14. Peet scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is the same botteling as :

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/103294/clynelish-1997-arc

  15. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  16. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  17. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

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