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Overall rating
88.30/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Jean Boyer (JB)
Bottling serie
Best Casks of Scotland
Vintage
1979
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
27 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Feb 2010 1:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 237.95

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14 × member ratings

17 × in collection

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

  1. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Banzai scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Jeep51 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Another old Caol Ila that is accessible, complex and evolving
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Pretty round. Sweet spices, pepper, ashes, ripe apples, sea water, a little almond oil, salt. It's intense and really complex. Great one.
    • Finish
      Long, low intensity: camphor, salt. It's salivating.

  6. Dede scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long and spicy, it develops on peaty malted barley and prolongs the bitterness present in the mouth.

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