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Overall rating
90.25/100
votes
4
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Miniature
Vintage
1972
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Added on
23 Apr 2018 10:10 pm by peatbogger

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1972 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.25 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    https://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=356

    Colour:
    Pale gold
    Nose:
    Yellow fruits, maritime, peaty-smoky and gray-mineral with a hint of vanilla. Medical, dry, straightforward and overall "greener". Very nice old nose with a metallic undertone!
    Taste:
    Brilliant! Spicy, maritime, spicy peppery and full on the palate. Dirty and smoky-gray with plump salinity, but also dark-fruity with plums and blueberries - absolutely inspiring for MORE! The peat unfolds unchecked and the "old school" note is like a board on the tongue - absolutely great!
    Finish:
    Long - still smoky-spicy, dark-fruity and dry-peaty until it stops. Underlaid with a sweetness that is more and more due to Torfsud - great!
    92 points
    N: 91P / G: 94P / F: 92P

  2. checkpointrk scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very austere and funky, not everyone likes it.
    • Nose
      Very dirty, sweaty, bready and malty, then some high esters appeared, iodine, damp cloth, overheated milk.
    • Taste
      Coal, bitter oak, plain, orange, old style islay.
    • Finish
      Earthy, long, some cardboard

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