Caol Ila 1982 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead's (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

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Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 1982 CA

13 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.16 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. kringo86 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    What a dram, very fruity, coastal and perfect amount of peat. On the upside to perfection but unfortunately i killed the rest of my 2cl sample by adding a little bit of water...

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Cooked fruits, coastal peat, herbs, citrus, very good

  5. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  6. nallacam scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I have to say that I like the fruity bottlings from the 80s a little better. But this one also has a lot to offer and especially the nose can discover a lot. He is a little too restless for me for 36 years, so it is a very good 91 points for me, for excellent it is not quite enough.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Very intense nose, maritime and salty, cinnamon, iodine, herbs, matured Riesling, the peat comes slowly, dry wood, cereals, strong alcohol and mineral

      With water: more fruit, dried mango, hints of Big Red chewing gum
    • Taste
      91 91
      Strong, intense alcohol, medicinal, brackish water, oysters, lime, ink, herbal schnapps

      With water: much more harmonic, fewer edges but still very strong
    • Finish
      89 89
      dry, medium length, slight bitterness from the oak

  7. 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.

  8. aphex scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    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.

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Photo 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. GDronach scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

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

  14. LukeFive did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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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