- Single Malt
- Jean Boyer (JB)
- Bottling serie
- Best Casks of Scotland
- Stated Age
- 27 years old
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 07 Feb 2010 1:03 pm
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14 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1979 JB
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.30 points
- Another old Caol Ila that is accessible, complex and evolving
Right, sharp. It's incisive and fresh. Flint, flintstone, lemon: grapefruit. Then with aeration, the nose becomes surprisingly more waxy and, at the same time, stays very fresh with an explosion of mint. Some farm notes also appear in the background.
Pretty round. Sweet spices, pepper, ashes, ripe apples, sea water, a little almond oil, salt. It's intense and really complex. Great one.
Long, low intensity: camphor, salt. It's salivating.
- A Caol Ila whose interest resides neither in its power nor in its complexity, but rather in the balance which it shows both on the nose and in the mouth, and in the well-controlled bitterness that it presents. No fuss here, but a simple whisky in the best sense of the word, very pleasant to drink.
Expressive but fine, there is a delicate peat, light, beautiful balsamic notes and a certain minerality. Very few fruits in this version except some subtle scents of apple peel.
It is fluid and well balanced. In terms of flavors, spices are entering, with white pepper in particular. Peat is very light here, far from being dominant. The notes of apple peel of the nose are present in the mouth. A pleasant bitterness that evokes me that can have a tonic (quinquina?) Is also in the game, especially as a sensation of effervescence comes tingling the tip of the tongue at the end of the mouth.
Long and spicy, it develops on peaty malted barley and prolongs the bitterness present in the mouth.