Overall rating
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Winter 2018
Stated Age
36 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
54.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Dec 2018 11:54 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 395,00

31 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1982 CA

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.14 points

  1. Jnpons scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Color: golden, copper highlights.

    Nose: leather, chocolate, freshly cut grass, fine and refined smoky peat accompanied by praline peanuts, a light touch of harlequin candy.

    Palate: powerful, round, vanilla, then light, this classic grassy side of caol ila.

    Finish: long and light on freshly cut grass.

    Comments: alcohol very well integrated, I would have liked more smoke.

  2. aphex scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A fresh and very fruity young Caol Ila. Just excellent.
    • Nose
      Oily and immediately fruity on candied lemons, peaches, oranges. Gentle peat. Hints of hessian and tobacco. With aeration, brine and light medicinal notes.
    • Taste
      Juicy and very fruity on peaches, lemons, passion fruits, mangoes, pineapples,... Tropical fruits salad. Waxy, smoky, peppery and oaky. The oak is quite loud here but never distracting. Mentholated notes too.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, spicy and briny.

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Lots of great qualities, but the oak is a bit loud here. Maybe bottled a bit too late?
    • Nose
      93 93
      Peaty and fruity, probably my favorite combination in whiskydom. Obvious Caol ila peat with creamy peach, watermelon, and orange bubblegum sweetness. Buttercream frosting.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Great strength. Oak spice for sure, but this is a straight A quality dram with layers of peat, black tea, dried herbs, intermixed with subtler fruits than the nose would suggest.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Peppery finish. Oaky for sure. Lingering sweetness.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    Fresh, fruity, not so smoky - very drinkable - actually I like it very much
    • Nose
      93 93
      Very fruity notes, tropical fruits, mango, papaya, ripe bananas, hints of vanilla, whiffs of smoke, sea breeze - very good
    • Taste
      94 94
      Punchy, oily, fruity, subtle sweetness, again more tropical fruits, just shy peat and smoke, hints of oak wood, more on apples and pears, spices, pepper - great
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, warm, fruity, zesty, peppery, not drying

  5. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Farmy and old style peat
    • Nose
      Very farmy, undoubtedly Serge liked it, intense coal, fresh melon, baked apple.
    • Taste
      Intense and juicy, more baked apple, licorice, chocolates
    • Finish
      Long, bitter and minty

  6. Allandale scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    One hell of a Coal Ila.
    • Nose
      Fruity notes, pineapple, cold smoke, tropical fruit, mango aswell.
    • Taste
      Honey ham, peach,bonfire smoke, burning coals.Ashes.
    • Finish
      Salted caramel,vanilla notes, cardboard,black pepper, long wet coal.

  7. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Great nose, nice fruit, slightly subtle smoke. Pleasantly in the mouth also slightly smoke, some bacon. Long, slightly smoky finish, remains long in the mouth.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. GDronach scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  9. LukeFive did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Official tasting note:

    NOSE: Pineapple, cold smoke, tropical fruits, mango.

    PALATE: Honey ham, peach, bonfire smoke, burning coals.

    FINISH: Salted caramel, vanilla notes, cardboard, Black pepper, long wet coal.


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