Overall rating
Single Malt
WhiskyNerds (WN)
Stated Age
28 years old
Refill Oloroso
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Jan 2019 11:25 pm by Whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 484,98

26 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1990 WN

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.78 points

  1. Dirk scored this whisky 90 points Super Administrator

    Nice, balanced, peaty but not to much, great cask influence and juicy liquid. Quite some stewed fruits, some additional typical Caol Ila flavours and all so balanced. Nice one!

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very drinkable, very balanced. Almost as if a Caol Ila was blended with another malt. Peaty, creamy, with a good mouthfeel. Very slight flavors of white fruits like pear and white peach. I would love this to be a bit bigger and have more complexity to garner more than 90 points. Still, this is very respectable.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    First a bit shy on the nose but then really starting off on the palate and in the finish - very good
    • Nose
      89 89
      Little citric, oranges, hints of honey, whiffs of peat and smoke
    • Taste
      92 92
      Little punchy, oily, citrus fruits, good sweetness, fine peat and smoke, hints of minerals, wet stones - great
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, warm, more fruity

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The balance is there, the complexity is there. It doesn't have that certain je ne sais quoi that earlier WhiskyNerds bottlings had, but overall this is a beautiful whisky.
    • Nose
      Sweet and savoury with a delicate, but incredible balance. Lots of little intricacies here, that interplay wonderfully well. Briny, with hints of rubber gloves, wet pebbles, and peat smoke. There's a touch of glazed barbecued steak as well. All of this coated by a thin layer of redcurrant and strawberry. Finally a touch of aniseed even.
    • Taste
      Fairly salty and briny, with a touch of cured meat and soft peat smoke, followed by a whiff of cigar tobacco and menthol. A bit of licorice too, as well as a subtle spiciness.
    • Finish
      Lingering menthol and subtle peat smoke, and finally a touch of orchard fruits. Medium to long.


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