Clynelish 14 Year Old

Clynelish 14 Year Old
WhiskyClynelish 14 Year Old
CountryScotland
RegionHighlands
TypeSingle Malt
Age14 years old
Abv46%
Rating 82/100
Reviews of Clynelish 14 Year Old
says on April 27, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Pale gold

General description

Straight forward dram, but very nice.

Nose

Honey, wax, floral.

Palate

Oily, honeycomb wariness, floral.

Finish

A little hot, spicy, floral. warming.

says on April 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Pale staw

General description

Een rokerig smaakpalet. In ondertoon het fruit en kruiden in mooie balans. Zelf ook aangeschaft

says on March 15, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 55/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

A little on the firery side, and not that complex

says on February 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Nose shows ginger, some smoke, barley sugar, a little empyreumatic.
Palate is quite sweet on the attack, some smoke and ginger, and honey reflecting the nose. with water, it blooms, and becomes more herbaceous. The mid palate boasts honey, dill and turnip on the transition to the finish. Complex, interesting, delicious.

says on January 28, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

90

says on January 4, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Complex

says on December 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100
Color: Burnished

General description

light and fruity

says on December 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

86/100. Light toffee, bit of high peat, orchard fruit and peat; solid combo of spice, fruit, medium body, and peat finish. With water: fruit comes out, roasted barley kinda bready, cream.

says on December 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Salty and with a very dry finish. Not too sharp, but it has its spiceyness.

Nose

Quite regular, not too special.

Palate

Spicy, salty and very nice.

Finish

Dry finish, but nice. Does not linger in the mouth for long.

says on December 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Zesty nose, orange dry oak palate, long finish. Recommended

says on December 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Salty and sweet, very nice maritime taste. Not overly complex, has good flavor and you have to search for depth on this one; good dram for sure. Enjoying the bottle and will try more for this distillery for sure.

says on November 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Northern Highland scotch. Nose is not heavy, just hints of salty sea and bright fruit. One sip and well-seasoned salty fruit comes to mind. Lots of density and thick mouthfill with fruit and brine very well balanced. Slight peaty smoke barely infused.

says on November 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Northern Highland scotch. Nose is not heavy, just hints of salty sea and bright fruit. One sip and well-seasoned salty fruit comes to mind. Lots of density and thick mouthfill with fruit and brine very well balanced. Slight peaty smoke barely infused. Almost like taking Springbank 10, turning down smoke, turning up clarity and smoothness.

says on October 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

fruity, mild vanilla then fruity, sweet

says on October 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 81/100
Color: Burnished

General description

fruity, light, spicy on the finish. water brings out malt through the body

says on October 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Gin clear

General description

Dans le verre il a l'air épais et sirupeux avec des jambes assez serrées.
Au nez c'est très généreux et l'alcool semble très bien intégré. Les aromes sont fruités sur les fruits jaunes genre citron, floraux ce qui apportent bcp de fraîcheur et maltés.
En bouche tout se confirme et le maître mot qui me vient à l'esprit est equilibe. En plus des fruits, une fumée apparaît avec de la vanille et du bois toasté et des épices. Waouh c'est excellent
La finale est moyenne a longue sur les épices et ce côté fumé.

Bref une excellente impression pour un whisky pas cher du tout

says on October 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Amber

General description

Received as a gift. Very difficult to assess on the nose. Really like it with 2 teaspoons of water. Complex , creamy and fruity on the palet. Dry and spicy finish. Cannot detect the smoke....

says on October 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

pretty ok

Nose

very sweet honey

Palate

strong,Smokey

Finish

strong

says on August 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 34/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep copper

General description

underytmk7

Nose

r

Palate

y

Finish

5

says on July 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Amber

General description

complex fruity a bit smoky a bit peaty just great, fell in love with this

Nose

fruity a bit smoky

Palate

lemon mango heather a bit smoke a bit peat and seasalty

Finish

medium to long bittersweet raisin cinnamon

says on July 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 84/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Salty,fruity,aromatic,bourbon smells,orange dominant,round,very pleasant,on the palate spicy oak bitter salt note,light smoke,lots of vanilla,honey.Medium long finish and overall very good.

says on June 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

Very interesting, maritime whisky that needs much time and work to find its character. Very rewarding!

Nose

Very pleasant. Full seabreeze tingling like a nose shower. Warm caramel, walnuts, salt and a complex fruitiness. Soapy feel with chamomile and a slight peatiness.

Palate

Caramel and much salt, mouthwatering and -filling. Herbal with ginger and liquorice, but very sweet.

Finish

Medium salty finish with more liquorice.

says on May 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

salty and fruity, not very complex, but well made

says on May 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Amber

General description

Tasting @ L&B whisky café Amsterdam, round 5.

Up to the Highlands for this round. From a preselection of 3 Highland drams I chose this 46% filtered and coloured Clynelish 14.
The amber golden liquid showed beautiful long legs when swirled around.
Right from first nosing you feel that this is a nice rich dram.
A lot of stuff to discover. It starts of nutty and ends with a slight salty peatyness. In between it has a herbal/floral note followed by a sweet fruity citric. A 4-stage rocket. Nice!

The palate shows much of the same stuff. It's sweet and salty at the same time. Also the floral part is on repeat. New are some soft creamy oak and a spicy nutmeg/cinnamon. Very nice.

The medium waxy finish has the same high level as the nosing and tasting. I got a herbal honey along with an oily coastal brine. When things start to fade, some slight bitter dry oak shows it self.
This one reminds me of Arran 14.
Also an easy drinker with a lot going on.
As far as I'm concerned, this beauty deserves a higher rating than stated here.
Very advisable. Available for about 35€/70cl.

84 points.

says on April 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Salty, lacks complexity

says on March 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

nice mix of smoke and sherry. smooth easy to drink.

says on February 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

a great whisky for a good price

says on January 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Amber

General description

neutral

Nose

phenol. citric

Palate

dry. alcoholic. hot

Finish

neutral alcoholic

says on January 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 81/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Burnished

General description

Fruity and sweet nose with hints of orange. Taste is smoky and sweet with a slight peaty aftertaste. Medium to long finish.

Nose

sweet and fruity with some orange

Palate

sweet and smoky with slight peat

Finish

sweet and peat.

says on December 14, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Extremely unique scotch with strong tasting notes of copper and toffee.

says on November 12, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

very good 14 YO. This one should be tried by all whisky lovers. Big waste to use this in blends since it is great on its own

says on November 2, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Floral mainly Heather ... some caramel with lemon tinge...very less smoke or peat

says on October 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Bit more alcohol bite, but still extremely drinkable

says on September 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

nice easy taste but strong taste because of the high alcohol percentage

Nose

sweet smell

says on August 7, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Old gold

General description

a very versatile and complex whisky! not your everyday scotch and maybe a bit of an acquired taste. wax and typical coastal elements followed by a warm medicinal body, strong notes of grass and oil, finished by lasting smoke tones. a cracking whisky!

says on August 2, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Old gold

General description

This is one of those Highlanders which evolves with time. very complex whisky, not for beginners

says on July 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

slightly medicinale, candle wax, bandage.

says on May 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

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says on May 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

It gets much better after you add a drop of water. Really nice sipping scotch

Nose

Green apples, lemon, pear

Palate

Floral notes, saltiness, lemon, fruits, oatmeal cookies, pear

Finish

Warming, apples and cinnamon, spring flowers

says on April 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Wonderful Highlander, complex and flavorful, especially at the low average price... when you can find it. Not an easy task in my area.

says on March 16, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Amber

General description

complex highlander with a coastal and floral note, so much to enjoy, try it!

says on December 19, 2016
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 22/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nit my brabd

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Flavour profile

  • Fruit
  • Sweet
  • Spice
  • Salt
  • Smoke
  • Malt
  • Vanilla
  • Delicate
  • Floral
  • Sea
  • Peat
  • Oak
  • Honey
  • Wax
  • Bitter
  • Pear
  • Good
  • Dry
  • Apple
  • Pepper
  • Citrus
  • Wood
  • Oily
  • Orange
  • Light
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