Dram Review: Three Rivers Clynelish Aged 17 Years

[54.4%・17 Years Old・Distilled in 1997・Bottled in 2014・Three Rivers Bottling・Cask No. 4046・Single Cask Release of  300 Bottles]


A rush of oily caramel onto a bouquet of green fruits. Fresh Nashi pears, oranges and banana peels, but beneath the surface it’s surprisingly raw with a hint of soapiness.

Palate & Finish:

Thick, oily mouthfeel, a whole lot of citrus, fruits, vanilla and coconuts with some spicy top notes. Crisp from the mid-palate with splash of white pepper coming through.

Caramel and malt slowly surfacing in the finish, slightly on the dry side but in time it gets fruitier and fruitier..


Thoroughly entertaining, a youthful Clynelish that is incredibly fruity; in my experience this is perhaps one of the more vibrant expressions from 1995-1997.

Certainly a lovely malt. Close to scoring two stars.

☆ [Recommended]