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Overall rating
86.00/100
vote
1
Whiskybase ID
WB142327
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Single Malts Direct (SMD)
Bottling serie
Whiskies of Scotland
Vintage
1984
Strength
47.6 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Added on
09 Nov 2019 10:17 pm by stefsel111
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Average value

€ 100.66

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1984 SMD

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/01/26/spirits-embassy-through-the-decades-duncan-taylor/

    “Bottled around 2016, so 31/32 years old”, says Fergus.

    N: Caol Ila is such a winner. I much prefer it to Lagavulin. I find it sharper, more focused and defined over its neighbour. With oyster sauce close by, a smouldering clean fresh vegetal peat fire to the right, just a hint of shoe polish and garage oil up top, then fruit juices, pear, Orangina?!, a squeeze of lemon juice, a little worn-in leather,… pleasingly vegetal sweet overall, a touch briny and a pinch of saltiness,… that should cover it.

    T: Far softer than 49% abv would suggest, possibly understood by the formidable strength of the last two drams. Crisp-ish apple-y > citrusy slightly briny salty barley juice, a little soft and watery. Lingering a little, we are soon into the finish.

    F: The slightly watery mouthfeel thickens [oily and waxy] into fruity smoky briny-ish caramel barley juice. 

    C: Lovely easy drinker, utterly accomplished and vibrant. Scores 86 points, all day long

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