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Overall rating
87.50/100
votes
4
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Jean Boyer (JB)
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
108
Strength
64.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Nantes Whisky Club
Added on
18 Nov 2009 10:24 pm
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Average value

€ 42.00

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1999 JB

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points

  1. ALouis scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Color: Wine
    White Nose :
    A mixture of peat, grass and cereals.

    The peat is
    medicinal, citrus fruits are finely mixed with peat and
    nice mineral notes in the background.

    Cereals, grist
    and cereals in fermentation, are present.

    After adding water,
    the nose evolves towards notes of new make, pear and cereals.

    If we add enough
    water (to arrive at 43%), the nose is on the sugar and the
    candy.

    Mouth :
    The attack is on the cold ashes, the alcohol is present but that
    remains reasonable for 65%.

    A mouth really
    atypical for this distillery, the citrus fruits are not very present, the
    peat is on the cold ashes and we have beautiful marine notes.

    After adding water,
    the palate is more balanced with a fine peat, some citrus
    and again cereals.

    After a little more
    water to reach 43%, the profile is very different: peat
    is in the background, we have sweet notes and it becomes very
    drinkable, a real treat.

    A whisky with superb
    Q / P ratio, with an atypical profile for Caol Ila resembling the
    AR1.

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