- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Rare Malts Selection
- Stated Age
- 23 years old
- Oak cask
- 61.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 19 Dec 2007 11:00 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1978
24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.28 points
- Bottle # 7394 sold empty at ebay.
- http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=222 Color: light gold Nose: Lots of creamy vanilla with lemon. Then comes notes of a burned campfire, ash and peat, and fresh notes of grass and hay, malt and sweet forest honey. Taste: Powerfully spicy with a good portion of pepper and sweet and creamy with lots of honey, vanilla and maritime peat notes that are only provided with a hint of smoke. The fruit notes of citrus are also included here. Finish: Medium length - the peat intensity decreases and notes of smoked oak, tobacco and some malt appear. 92 points N: 93P / G: 92P / F: 90P
- Delicious Caol Ila from which most of the peat was matured out (is that even English?), making it something of a fruit bomb. Thank you very much, Chris, for the generous sample!
Ooh, the nose is very fresh and clean on all kinds of citrus fruit – with candied lemon in a starring role – with lots of grasses and some tiger balm. It flirts with tropical fruit, making it somewhat atypical, but very charming. The peat does not even play second fiddle and offers the footlight to all the fruity, sweet characteristics of this Caol Ila. I am a fan already!
It is surprisingly sweet and fruity on the palate as well, but now ashed and soot kick in, as does some salt. Lovely spiciness on black pepper, nutmeg and liquorice. The fruit becomes even more tropical than on the nose with citrus, mango and a hint of pineapple. At it does not need water at all.
The long finish brings some sweet smokiness.
- A firm and dry body.
Distinctly peaty. A robust, straight-ahead, Caol ila in traditional Islay style.
Peaty, gritty and salty.
Sweet, smoky. Some underlying estery fruitiness.