Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Wood Finished
Stated Age
14 years old
Hermitage Wood Finish
Batch 19/013
Number of bottles
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Apr 2019 5:41 pm by CortheFarmer

Average value

€ 86,51

4 × in wishlist

45 × member ratings

89 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2005 GM

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.77 points

  1. Sandman scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Red berries, strawberries, burnt wood, peat, winey, hints of spices and chocolate.
    • Taste
      Burnt wood, peat smoke, wine-like flavor, hazelnut, mix of forest fruits, chocolate, nutmeg,
    • Finish
      Medium, dry, burnt wood, peat smoke, mix of forest fruits, chocolate, nutmeg, hazelnut, wine-like flavor.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The Connoisseurs Choice from Gordon & Macphail has some new livery since a couple of months. Today I will try a 14 years old bottled at 45%, finished on Hermitage Wood for a year. Hermitage is a wine from the Northern Rhone region.
    Oh, this is something else! The typical maritime character from Coal Ila is nicely wrapped in very sweet and fresh notes of red fruit. That must be the wine cask. Strawberries, raspberries and red berries with a hint of juicy plums and even some creamy banana. The salt and peat are pushed all the way in the back, though, but that’s quite alright. This is simply very good. After some fifteen minutes, it becomes quite candy-like. Dracula’s teeth, if you are familiar with that candy?
    The malt is nicely oily and very quaffable. After the initial sweet bomb, mostly strawberry now – the saltiness finally emerges. Some pepper and peat kick in. I’m not sure I would have guessed this is Caol Ila if tasted blind, but I certainly know – blind or not – that I like it very much. Very successful wine finish, if you ask me.
    It goes up and down like a yoyo in the finish: sweet tot salt to sweet to salt and so on.
    Very atypical, but very good. Oh, well, is there any other Caol Ila?

  3. Mark-E scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. gooos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. butt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. butt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. DenisL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22)
    Good wine, wine is not spoiled. (88)
    • Nose
      Red berries, banana cream, prunes, lube oil with salt, peat, iodine ... after standing a farm appeared (22)
    • Taste
      Sweet, ashen, strawberry (22)
    • Finish
      The finish is sweet, ashen, a little salt and pepper ... smoke and tobacco, iodine (22)

  8. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    21 21 20 21 83

    Easy summer wine dessert for a drink.

  9. toklian scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N22 P21 F21 B22

  10. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior


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