Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Private Collection
Stated Age
35 years old
Refill Sherry Hogsheads
1755 + 1760
Number of bottles
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
04 oct 2009 12:42 pm

Average value

€ 1669.19

25 × in wishlist

61 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 1969 GM

6 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.88 points.

  1. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    24 23 21 22 90

    super nose, excellent taste, there are issues for the aftertaste, but these are only questions ...

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Sad it is too oaky, but the nose is top-notch.
    • Nose
      Lovely nose! old style and ultra classic, a wonderful interplay between sherry and peat.
    • Taste
      Oak bitterness, sad here, quite lemony as well, a lot of spices fro from the oak, dark chocolates (90% per cent)
    • Finish
      Long, cigar leaves and smoke, very dusty

  4. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Massively oaky and grotesque, but very deep and complex. Sherry, wood, sweet and dry notes are gives a very good balance.
    • Nose
      Sweet peat, caramel, camphor, ginger and forest fruits. Sherry, cocoa and anise.
    • Taste
      Powerful, sweet, creamy and spicy. Pepper and ginger. Bitter oak. Fresh mint. Honey, caramel and sherry. Dried fruits. Ash.
    • Finish
      Long, oaky, creamy.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A good aged Caol Ila, just a little dry which stops it getting a higher mark
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I would score this a few points higher if it wasn`t so drying but there is not enough fruit in the mix to counteract the peat, luckily the peat is not heavy so its not too bad,
    • Nose
      Sweet peat mixed with fudge and some ginger at first then some woody notes and dark fruits. There is a little paraffin in the mix and cinder toffee with a few burnt wood notes.
    • Taste
      Very creamy, on the sweet side and the peat is stronger than the palate suggested but the mouthfeel is cloying to be honest at first. There is some fruit in there and it mixes very well with peat and cream notes
    • Finish
      Drying, still on the sweet side but a nice lingering finish,

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2015]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 332 that I bought for 255 Euro in November, 2004. In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  My notes state an unbelievably complex aromas and flavours profile both in the nose and on the palate and a long layered finish.  Unfortunately there are some heavy wooden notes that somehow disturb the fine balance of aromas.  But the overall richness and depth of this dram compensates this little flaw easily.  Without the wooden notes I would have scored it 95.


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