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Overall rating
90.12/100
votes
28
Whiskybase ID
WB1547
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Vintage
05.1979
Bottled
06.2005
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
DL 1356
Number of bottles
212
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Fair
Added on
21 Feb 2008 3:19 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 799.00

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28 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1979 DL

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.12 points

  1. pere scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Maritime, iodine, a bit of sweetness, powerful, fruity, a bit of smoke.
    • Taste
      Powerful, malty, spicy, no peat, a bit of iodine, a bit maritime.
    • Finish
      Oak, spices, a hint of smoke, a bit of fruity sweetness, dry.

  2. short0r scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    nose: magnesium tablets, burnt porrige, cold butter, wet papers
    taste: dry ash, burnt wood, vegetable stew, cough sweets
    finish: long, citric, ashy and dry

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    What can I say, that's why I love Caol Ila and find her absolutely undervalued!
    • Nose
      Freaky, which combines Caol Ila in a great way, fish oil, green fresh apple, banana, mango, plus an oldschool sweetness and brown sugar, vanilla, lavender, thyme, green tea, some salt and iodine, pear
    • Taste
      Banana, mango, passion fruit, great exotic fruits, brown sugar, thyme, green tea, honey, salt, fish oil, to the rear hint of heather pear, pear, malt, oak, some leather
    • Finish
      Beautiful sweetness of the exotic fruits stays with the salt and sea notes, some dry fine malt, long

  4. Furtia scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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