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Overall rating
Single Malt
Murray McDavid (MM)
Bottling serie
Mission Gold
Stated Age
28 years old
Bourbon / Barsac - Château Climens Casks
Number of bottles
55.4 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
20 Nov 2009 1:15 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 281,43

8 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

52 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1980 MM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.80 points

  1. jazzpianofingers did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Creamy, oily, buttery, estery, salty and sweet - umami is here again. Oily/mineral pancake creaminess with sweet peat coming forth now. The sauternes influence along with the peat is clearly present now and presented at a good level. Fab nose, its got all the elements it needs and very familiar like an old friend.
    T: Sweet and peppery with an acute ethanol attack. Add water for a softer, oily creaminess coupled with the sauternes sweetness. Its very sweet - initially too much but that sweetness peaks quickly and subsides in tandem with the ethanol intensity. Good mouthfeel with water too but it always gets hot regardless. Improves with every sip. 
    F: Bitter/sweet and lingering. A varied jamboree of bitter/sweet sugars come through. A colourful and bizarre oily, sugary, sour cream ending
    C: Sauternes finishes are always hit in miss in my book. This one is a successfful one but not without its issues. Theres a confusion between the sugars verses the oily, sour peatiness, creating an 'odd' result. Really good in places but also a tad cloying and tiring.

    Scores a B


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