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Overall rating
87.97/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
2001
Bottled
01.02.2019
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
Batch 19/028
Number of bottles
194
Strength
58.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany Exclusive
Added on
25 Apr 2019 10:06 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 137.60

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31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2001 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.97 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    The first impression: a perfectly closed whisky. There is a campfire, there is a harbor and a lake, there is vanilla. But even with time in the glass, he no longer wants to reveal himself.
    The ash becomes even stronger with water, but finally fruity aromas, banana, apple sauce, peach come. These fragrances are very delicate and gentle. A fine scent of lemon zest.
    With even more time and almost 1: 1 water more citrus fruit, more sea scent.

    Mouth:
    As in the nose, time to breathe and water are the key to this whisky - without both very closed, vanilla sweetness meets ash meets sea water.
    With water but delicate fruit, apples and peach. Ash and sea water, two-three drops of lime. Rose water.

    Finish:
    Medium in length, very sweet and slow, accompanied by citrus notes, it glides to licorice and light espresso

    Conclusion:
    This is certainly not an easy drinking whisky. Time and water are really necessary to open it, otherwise it stays quite flat. But I would also prefer the 18-year-old bottling with water, which provides a little more depth and where the fruit is stronger.

    86/100

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Overall, a very nice and successful ashy-smoky Malt with fine sweetness. For the price and the age I would have expected a bit more complex. So unfortunately, quite expensive for the offered.
    • Nose
      88 88
      nice smoky note (campfire); Sweetness with citrus fruits; a little vanilla; with water even fruity-sweeter
    • Taste
      86 86
      smoky (towards campfire ash); white pepper: sweet with notes of apple; delicate oak
    • Finish
      84 84
      smoky (ash); Sweet; delicate oak note

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