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Overall rating
87.78/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
2001
Bottled
23.04.2019
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
Batch 19/064
Number of bottles
107
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613073524
Added on
03 Jul 2019 11:23 am by Tijmen
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 129.95

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12 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2001 GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.78 points

  1. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful Caol Ila, which is a nice combination of tropical fruits and the Caol Ila characteristics. The 1st fill bourbon cask seems to work very well with the layer of peat which ensures that it doesn't become too sweet.
    • Nose
      Peat mixed with tropical fruits, nice! Peach. a hint of kiwi. Plenty of vanilla too. Some icing sugar in the background. Brine. And then it becomes somewhat ashy. Followed by lemons and unripe pears. With water: Less peaty, a hint of seaweed and it’s fresher. The fruits are still here, but also soya yoghurt and olive oil.
    • Taste
      Peat again, but less than the nose suggests. It goes more towards the tropical fruits; mostly apricots and peaches. Then vanilla. Oranges and a bit of lemon. There’s a hint of oak. And some spices, but more in the background, chilli peppers, mint. With water: More subtle, the tropical fruits blend in nicely now. More peach. Olive oil here too. Caramel and it’s slightly ashy.
    • Finish
      mid-long, with the fruits again, minerals and a hint of mint.

  2. Sandman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peach, burnt wood, peat, lemon, salty, hint of marzipan, barley and orchard fruit.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, peat, burnt wood, toasted bread, peppermint, lemon, salty, orchard fruit and peach.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, burnt wood, peat, vanilla, orchard fruit, peach, lemon zest, oak, peppermint, and hint of pepper.

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