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Caol Ila 1978

Overall rating
89.26/100
votes
126
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Vintage
1978
Bottled
05.2002
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Oak cask
Strength
61.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281016740
Added on
19 Dec 2007 11:00 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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Category Rating
Nose
23
Taste
23
Finish
23
Balance
22

Tastingtags

21 Notes

Maurice_casqueteer
Expert Senior Maurice_casqueteer Review note
24 Aug 2017 9:59 pm
Maurice_casqueteer gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
85
Presentation
87
rpvdwel
Expert Senior rpvdwel Review note
06 Apr 2017 8:42 pm
rpvdwel gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.5
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
88
Presentation
89
Dhugal MacArdry
Expert Senior Dhugal MacArdry Review note
05 Apr 2017 3:13 pm
Dhugal MacArdry gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.5
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
78
Presentation
95
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AH Whiskyvitrine
Expert Senior AH Whiskyvitrine Review note
04 Apr 2017 10:34 pm
AH Whiskyvitrine gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.9
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
85
stefsel111
Expert Senior stefsel111 Review note
30 Mar 2017 9:21 pm
stefsel111 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.2
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
88
Finish
90
Price
87
Presentation
89
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Allandale
Connoisseur Allandale Tasting note
28 Mar 2017 6:38 pm
Allandale gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Distinctly peaty. A robust, straight-ahead, Caol ila in traditional Islay style.

Taste

Peaty, gritty and salty.

Finish

Sweet, smoky. Some underlying estery fruitiness.

Comments

A firm and dry body.

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
16 Mar 2017 9:35 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
91
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
86
Presentation
90
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thijs100
Connoisseur thijs100 Tasting note
11 Jan 2017 2:12 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Incredibly crisp and fresh at first nosing. Lemons with brine and some light peatiness. But that develops into more of a smouldering campfire with a touch of rubber. Changes again into a more grassy an waxy profile, with a touch of sugary sweetness.

Taste

Brine and peat, with tar, smoke and lots of vanilla sweetness. Very vegetal and spicy as well. Black pepper and nutmeg. Broccoli. Finally some citrus fruit and mango.

Finish

Long with plenty of brine and peat smoke.

Comments

While very good, I find it doesn't really shows its age, which is a pity when tasting something of considerable age.

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Bram84
Expert Senior Bram84 Review note
12 Dec 2016 7:17 pm
Bram84 gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.1
Nose
92
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
87
Presentation
90
Landryn
Expert Senior Landryn Review note
06 Dec 2016 12:43 pm
Landryn gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92.2
Nose
92
Initial taste
92
Body
92
Finish
93
Price
91
Presentation
93

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