Caol Ila 1984 DR

Overall rating
90.00/100
votes
47
Whiskybase ID
WB1326
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
12.12.1984
Bottled
06.09.2006
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon
Casknumber
6266
Number of bottles
251
Strength
58.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Nectar
Market
be Belgium
Added on
17 jan 2008 7:08 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120.00

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47 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 1984 DR

16 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.00 points.

  1. K C Wong scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. funwhisky scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  3. -sAxo- scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Now this is what a dram should be. Wow. What harmony, lovely aroma's, mouthfeel, experiance. I thank my friend Henri for the dram!
    • Nose
      90 90
      A drop of water makes a huge difference, it opens up and wow, peaty, fruity, lovely. 90 points.
    • Taste
      90 90
      A mouth full of taste, wonderfull dram.
    • Finish
      92 92
      What a finish, spices, peat but not overwhelming just in harmony with the rest.

  5. Luigisim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. etwa77 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      apples, camphor, iodine and peat.. very nice, but somehow I’m feeling let down..
    • Taste
      90 90
      very herbal, dry.. bitter and sweet fight for the front seat.. i’m missing the salt and the sea
    • Finish
      91 91
      warm, long and embracing.. the star of the show.. sweetness and peat walk hand in hand into the sunset.

  7. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This Caol Ila is absolutely stunning. Boy, oh, boy, I should have bought me a bottle way back then. Nowhere to be found, now.
    • Nose
      Ha! While the peat is present, it is clearly tempered by the wood, making this nose mostly fruity, almost tropical. All kinds of citrus fruit, zestiness included, with a nice hint of overripe bananas. Closer to home, some baked apples kick in, sprinkled with some cinnamon. The smokiness reminds me of a camp fire that was doused the night before. Wonderful.
    • Taste
      On the palate, the peat is very outspoken and becomes quite big, while the sweet fruit – now mostly supported by a truckload of vanilla – slowly but surely surfaces. Again baked apples with cinnamon, but also liquorice, nutmeg and white pepper. Some almonds, juicy honey and a fresh touch of menthol. This is simply delicious. Nicely layered and complex. 
    • Finish
      The finish is very long, with both peat and spices coming out victorious.

  11. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    First tasted it on July 6th 2016. This is the best Caol Ila that I've tasted sofar. 1984 is an excellent vintage year for this distillery indeed.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  12. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  13. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  14. zormik scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  15. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample.
    • Nose
      Heavy peat and a campfire, but there's much more: Baked apples with cinnamon, dark chocolate, mocha, iodine, oak, banana and citrus.
    • Taste
      Peat, apple cake with cinnamon, nutmeg, eucalyptus, almond, honey and limestone. Water doesn't do any good to this one, so better to drink it as it comes.
    • Finish
      Very long with peat and spices.

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