Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
27 years old
Number of bottles
57.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Dec 2009 11:28 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 134.00

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1982 AD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.43 points

  1. Snerik scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      A sweet, pleasant peat, like a really nice cigar. And ash! Indeed a little peat monster. Here’s also pineapple and cranberries. With water and a wee 15 minutes in the glass it becomes more minerally, but still sweet and peaty. Indeed a beautiful nose. 
    • Taste
      It’s peaty, it’s sweet. With water the peat balances up and becomes a more restrained, complex buffet of cigars and bonfires. The sweetness subsides, which I personally enjoy. 
    • Finish
      It’s medium long, and peaty with a thin sweet, pineapple layer. It’s very elegant and delivers all the way through.  

  2. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 227 bottles from cask no. 688
    We have always been strong advocates of young Caol Ila whiskies – vibrant, fresh, plenty of iodine and surprisingly sweet. This one, however, has spent 27 years in an American oak hogshead and has taken on a wholly different complexity. Some mild smoke on the nose, sweet and salty with smoky bacon and cheese wafting through. There is a definite maritime influence here with dried seaweed and Lapsang Souchong (with a little sugar). As it opens, there is a hint of menthol giving way to perfumed roses and carnations (the pink ones), backed by vivid, acrid Bakerlite.Very sweet to taste with nutmeg, some salt and bags of smoke in a rich, oily texture; now marmalade appears with pork crackling and blackcurrants, all rounded off with more salt and smoke. Old Caol Ila at its best.


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