- 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
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58 × member ratings
40 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1969 GM
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.79 points
- [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.
- 24 23 21 22 90
super nose, excellent taste, there are issues for the aftertaste, but these are only questions ...
- Sad it is too oaky, but the nose is top-notch.
Lovely nose! old style and ultra classic, a wonderful interplay between sherry and peat.
Oak bitterness, sad here, quite lemony as well, a lot of spices fro from the oak, dark chocolates (90% per cent)
Long, cigar leaves and smoke, very dusty
- Massively oaky and grotesque, but very deep and complex. Sherry, wood, sweet and dry notes are gives a very good balance.
Sweet peat, caramel, camphor, ginger and forest fruits. Sherry, cocoa and anise.
Powerful, sweet, creamy and spicy. Pepper and ginger. Bitter oak. Fresh mint. Honey, caramel and sherry. Dried fruits. Ash.
Long, oaky, creamy.
- A good aged Caol Ila, just a little dry which stops it getting a higher mark
- 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,
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.
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
Drying, still on the sweet side but a nice lingering finish,