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Overall rating
90.73/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Vintage
1981
Bottled
11.2018
Stated Age
37 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
162
Strength
53.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Cadenhead's Whisky & More, Baden
Added on
27 Nov 2018 8:52 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 365,00

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56 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1981 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.73 points

  1. Mikee scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Whiskyauction
    03.2019
    525€

  2. Cask Is King scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Very powerful, but pleasant arrival initially.
    Fat and oily texture with a very subtle peat flavour.
    Salty and maritime elements join the party in the finish. Great stuff.

  3. Suevia scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very nice dram. There are, however, many better Caol Ila from similar vintages around. Especially by Cadenhead, while those were quite a bit cheaper.
    • Nose
      Old and almost reserved. Oily, peaty, some almost delicate smoke, leather and citrus.
    • Taste
      Punchy mouthfeel, tobacco and wood. The oak gets a bit drying. Soft smoke.
    • Finish
      Nicely salty, oak.

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The key data is correct, born in 1981, Bourbon barrel, 37 years, Fassstark. Nevertheless, it is enough "only" for 90 points.
    • Nose
      92 92
      very reserved smoke, lemon, quince, cold ashes, salt, burnt vanilla, slightly smoked fruits
    • Taste
      90 90
      strong, sweet and full is the start. Tannins and tobacco, the fruit has a hard time. With water he becomes even stronger, without him he is more pleasant to drink.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, maritime and salty ... not very complex.

  5. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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