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Caol Ila 1978

Overall rating
89.28/100
votes
134
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

Average value

€ 498,91

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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

  1. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 7394 sold empty at ebay.

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    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

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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!
    • Nose
      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!
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      The long finish brings some sweet smokiness.

  4. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Allandale scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A firm and dry body.
    • 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.

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

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