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Overall rating
93.65/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Celtic Label
Vintage
04.1969
Bottled
11.1984
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
60.4 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Intertrade Import
Market
it Italy
Added on
23 Nov 2009 8:02 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 340,00

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98
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96
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96
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95
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95
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95
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95
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94
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94
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94
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93
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93
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92
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92
Expert Senior RareMalt
91
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91
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90
Member Senior Whiskylover66
85

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1969 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.65 points

  1. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Caol
    Ila 15yo 1969/1984 (60.4%, G&M
    for Intertrade, celtic label)
    It’s always moving to taste
    some Caol Ila from the ‘pre-rebuilding’
    years. Colour: straw. Nose: really
    sharp, extremely lemony and mineral,
    austere, grassy, musty… Gets
    then very nicely flowery, which is
    rather unusual with Caol Ila in my
    books (lilies), very tarry like some
    Port Ellens, gaining lots of complexity
    after a few minutes. Quinces, marzipan
    (again!), hints of gin and tequila,
    With water: it gets farmier as often.
    Mouth: a superb, sharp but balanced,
    extremely lemony attack with also
    quite some salt. Very intense, with
    a superb, smoky peat (not green in
    any way). Lapsang souchong tea, kumquats,
    all sorts of spices…And it gets
    even smokier with water. Oh yes, this
    is great stuff, arriving in waves
    on your palate, invading… No
    need to tell you more, this is close
    to perfection and the finish is just
    endless, endless, endless, endless…
    96 points.

    Whiskyfun.com

  2. aby scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    nose: sharp, smoke, grass, delicate, lemon, and after a while some flowers with farmnotes

    taste: some smoky peat,  lemon and a bit salt, a bit spicy

    finish: doesn`t stop

    overall: great, great whisky !  the best islay i`ve tasted so far: 95 p 

  3. aby scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    I`d never thought i would rate a Caol Ila above 85 points as i don`t like their whisky that much, but this is amazing !!

    Tasted from Luc T. at whisky in Leiden. It is from the old Caol Ila distillery (before 1973)

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