- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
- Batch 19/028
- Number of bottles
- 58.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Germany Exclusive
- Added on
- 25 Apr 2019 10:06 pm by Astrid
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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
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.
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.
Medium in length, very sweet and slow, accompanied by citrus notes, it glides to licorice and light espresso
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.
- 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.
nice smoky note (campfire); Sweetness with citrus fruits; a little vanilla; with water even fruity-sweeter
smoky (towards campfire ash); white pepper: sweet with notes of apple; delicate oak
smoky (ash); Sweet; delicate oak note