Clynelish 1997 cQs

Overall rating
87.18/100
votes
75
Whiskybase ID
WB72355
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
casQueteers (cQs)
Bottling serie
Trilogy
Vintage
14.07.1997
Bottled
16.07.2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
6942
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 sep 2015 4:50 pm by a3
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 160.00

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Whisky reviews for Clynelish 1997 cQs

20 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.18 points.

  1. M134481 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Plaster, white grape, green sour apple, tart, honey, nuts. and a hint of pear.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Wrang, pepper, plaster, white grape, green apple, honey, nuts, dark chocolate, sultanas, pear.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Wrang, pepper, plaster, white grape, green apple, honey, nuts, dark chocolate, sultanas, pear. So nothing extra than the taste.

  2. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    My favorite of the trilogy: by far the fruitiest and most balanced!
    • Nose
      fruit, apple, vanilla, salty, closed
    • Taste
      apricot, vanilla, apple, maritime spicy (salty, chalk), fairly sweet and soft but with a nice edge

  4. Markie81 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. GJR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very pleasant Clynelish.
    • Nose
      Fresh nose, lots of fruit (banana, citrus, tropical fruit (not my strongest side), waxy and fresh clover honey, light wood tones.
    • Taste
      Fruity, somewhat sweet honey, now some nutty tones (cashew, almond, etc.). Very washing. Very nice, but stays nice and cool.
    • Finish
      Long honey sweetness, combined with some bitter wood tones and a light spiciness, combined with dark fruits and some granularity.

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Less waxy but more creamy than cask 6935.
    • Nose
      Honey, vanilla, apple, whipped cream and tangerine. More of the latter when adding water.
    • Taste
      Whipped cream, honey, almond, caramel and apple. With water some orange at the expense of the cream, and then also some wax.
    • Finish
      Honey, creamy caramel, vanilla pudding, orange, almond and apple.

  9. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very constant whisky from nose to finish, of good quality.
    • Nose
      Fresh style, quite clean, with vanilla, polished oak, wax, barley and hay. The fruity side reveals apples and oranges. There is a faint smell of cinnamon too. 
    • Taste
      Sweet, but less sweet as the nose suggested. Honey, vanilla, but ample pepper, orange, apple, lemon, melon, mint.
    • Finish
      Fairly long and pleasant. It's well-balanced between sweet, sour and bitter. The pepper is quite present, but not in a disturbing way. Furthermore, there are fruit and hay.

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. squaadgras scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  12. tkoppelaar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Bourbon cask fragrance. Biscuits, tropical fruit. Banana, mango. Sugared peach.
    • Taste
      Very soft taste. Freshly sweet. Apple, banana a little citrus fruit. Apple syrup. Tea biscuits with sugar. In the end some wood / tannins
    • Finish
      Long sweet and fruity

  13. p4blo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not overly complex, but very drinkable and likeable.
    • Nose
      Quite some wood there on the nose, the time of bottling seems right. Cinnamon, caramel, pears, honey and black tea. Nice.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity with extensive notes of toffee, caramel and oranges. I believe it's the hoghshead influence since these notes are not typical for bourbon casks.
    • Finish
      Rather long, mouthwatering with the sweetness of toffee lingering.

  14. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Bit of an atypical Clynelish, both the nose and the palate. But I really like the earthier flavours and the fruity finish.
    • Nose
      Sweet arrival with vanilla, marzipan and marshmallows, but it quickly becomes fruitier. Some (sour) apples, lime and grapefruit followed by bitter oranges. Ends on a grassy note, straw.
    • Taste
      Menthol and a pinch of pepper. Then luscious white grapes and candied lemons. Also some fresh tobacco leaves and mocha. Traces of smoke.
    • Finish
      Fruity finish. Melon and pear.

  15. Sandman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It is not a typical Clynelish, but a very tasty whisky. Also quite soft despite the high ABV, beware of water !!
    • Nose
      Vanilla, peach, soft fruit and a little straw
    • Taste
      Melon, peach, a pepper, chocolate and coffee
    • Finish
      Long and warm with sweet notes

  16. Whiskydudes scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  17. Jimjam scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Plum-filled Danish pastry, toffee, honey, lemon citrus and beeswax. With water, an underlying mushroomy earthiness.

  18. Jimjam scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is the same whisky:

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/72449
    and
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/72100/clynelish-1997-ud-byob-c-lads-of-lobland

  19. D3US scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  20. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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