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Overall rating
91.83/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
1984
Bottled
10.01.2019
Stated Age
34 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
Batch 19/004
Number of bottles
192
Strength
52.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613071674
Added on
10 Apr 2019 11:16 am by harlan
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 709.48

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1984 GM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.83 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tried this side by side with the famous Cadenhead small batch 60.2% and the newer G&M Connoisseur Choice 36yo 1981 TWE 20th anniversary.

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/87401/caol-ila-1982-ca (93 points)

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/126463/1981-gm (92 points)
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smells young -- almost like a Caol Ila 2000, with the young, raw peat (ie it's not very impressive thus far). Young, raw vegetal peat is not my favorite whisky profile. Let's give it some time, shall we? This certainly ain't cheap, and I want to make sure I gave it a fair shake!

      With time (5-10 min), some depth and elegance, finally! It becomes less raw and some shy fruits come out -- apples, pear, pineapples, all subtle. With time, woah!! -- Tiger Balm!?!? Methinks it's time to taste this...
    • Taste
      90 90
      Just like the Cadenhead and the other GM CC, very peaty and powerful. Wakes up all the senses. Wave after wave of rounded peat, rolling around in your palate. The flavors don't hit the highest notes though, like the other two Caol Ila. Not very complex. Almost feel like there is young very young Caol Ila mixed in with the older Caol Ila. Not bad.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Super lengthy, but I can't help but feel disappointed. I want to give it a 90 points, but can't be that generous, sorry. For comparison purposes, the Cadenhead was a 93 pointer and the TWE GM CC 60.2% was 92 points.

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