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Caol Ila 1984 DR

Overall rating
90.17/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Dewar 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 7:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120.00

31 × member ratings

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93
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93
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92
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92
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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89
Connoisseur markjedi1
89
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89
Expert Senior Johan Van Samang
89
Connoisseur MaltMartin
88
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88
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87
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85

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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1
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Category Rating
Nose
23
Taste
23
Finish
23
Balance
22

Tastingtags

6 Notes

markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
02 Apr 2018 9:33 am
markjedi1 gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale straw
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.

Comments

This Caol Ila is absolutely stunning. Boy, oh, boy, I should have bought me a bottle way back then. Nowhere to be found, now.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
ovanpuyvelde
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde Review note
15 Sep 2017 11:54 pm
ovanpuyvelde gave this whisky 91 points

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.

Weighted Rate
90.7
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
92
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
89
squaadgras
Connoisseur squaadgras Review note
10 Dec 2016 5:35 pm
squaadgras gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.7
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
92
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
89
Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
27 Oct 2016 9:16 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
92
Finish
92
Price
90
Presentation
90
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zormik
Expert Senior zormik Review note
06 Jul 2016 9:49 pm
zormik gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.3
Nose
89
Initial taste
92
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
89
KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
08 Nov 2013 1:38 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
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.

Comments

Blind tasting of a sample.

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