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Clynelish 14 Year Old

Too too bad

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@MaltySDReview by @MaltySD

10th Oct 2012


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I so wanted to love this and had such high expectations for this after seeing and reading all the reviews praising this whisky. The nose wasn’t bad, nutty, peanut butter almost, with granny smith apples. That got me thoroughly excited, who doesn’t love granny smith apples smothered with peanut butter on them..hell yea!! First taste..just as the nose offered..nutty (almonds/pecans) with maybe a hint of sweet fruit, kind of like burgundy cherry ice cream, not bad at all. I was really digging it at this point. But then came the finish. Oh no..what is that! At first I just could not place what that weird taste was, but after a few drinks and remembering back to my childhood and having the unfortunate experience of tasting soap..thanks mom..I realized…its SOAP! What a major bummer. The finish absolutely killed this for me. Such a great beginning only to be ruined by the ending, just like so many movies…what up Monty Python and the Holy Grail..seriously!! If it wasn’t for the horrible finish, easily give this an 84. Wawawa…

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Benancio commented

Maybe you got a bad bottle.

I like this scotch. It tastes like Oban 14. I did a blind taste test and it was difficult to tell them apart.

If you don't like this you might not like Oban 14, unless your Clynelish 14 is off.

7 years ago 0

FMichael commented

@ Benancio - I too enjoy both the Oban 14 yr, and Clynelish 14 yr...Personally I think the Clynelish stands out a tad bit more in both the nose, and palate - however I like both equally the same...Both really good single malts.

7 years ago 0

MaltySD commented

It possibly could have been a bad bottle..but not worth the almost $60 to try again. I remember flashing back to Raly's review on it as well and him experiencing an odd finish to it as well. I dont know...definately had an odd finish for me...maybe try again if I'm at a bar and they have it.

7 years ago 0

Megawatt commented

I really liked this whisky, but I'm wondering if what you tasted was an artifact of sherry maturation. I often find that sherry-matured whiskies can taste and smell great, but leave a funky aftertaste that is not always pleasant. Glenfarclas 15 was a good example of this for me.

7 years ago 0

Pizaro commented

Ivory soap and watery apple juice, weak white wine and an oak-spice-burn - that's the finish I tasted and I pulled the bottle out again tonight, a month or more later, and that's still the finish I get from this. I don't understand all the accolades this whiskey gets.

7 years ago 0

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