Caol Ila 1990

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2019
Stated Age
28 years old
Refill American Oak ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
55.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 may 2019 4:17 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2089.00

33 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 1990

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.82 points.

  1. Seanzhang scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. penumbra scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    In my mind, it is a victory of 30 and 35. In terms of body, it is currently the best Caol ila. Having said that, without going down the low-lying floral path, the ceiling of Bourbon Barrel is within reach.
    • Nose
      Citrus peel oil, orange muffin, honey, tart peel, Cointreau, sweet and sour berries, pomegranate, lotus mist, vanilla, wood ash, creamer, chalk, pebbles, cold mountain stream. The style of peat wine appeared in the latter part, but the taste of fireworks, iodine water, and western medicine remained very astringent.

      The whole is sweet and cold, slightly dry.
    • Taste
      Strong, rich fat, slightly sweet, no sourness, no bitter bottom, no spicy feeling.

      Palate: mineral water, western medicine solvent, seaweed ash, smog, brackish. Very greasy cheese, banana, curd, honey, petals, vanilla.

      The wine strength is straightforward and the flavor is not overly modified.
    • Finish
      For a long time, a little pepper, sea salt, soot, black clever, iodine.

  3. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior


    Focused and straightforward. Maritim (wet dew and algae chips), citrus (a splash of orange, a splash of lime), olive oil, nut oil. Banana, some passion fruit, red apple.
    Even in the 1920 Blenders glass of alcohol is barely felt - very very well involved. The smoke is very discreet, campfire with flotsam.

    Very oily in the mouth, peppery onset, then maritime, with vanilla and nutmeg, the fruit from the mouth is discreet, banana and algae chips, ashen smoke. Subtle seasoning.

    Finish: slightly spicy, vanilla and salty-maritime

    Awesome single cask! Reminds me of the "Masterpieces" of SMS, just more complex and less aggressive. Pierrick had not promised too much when he announced this single cask as something special



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