- Single Malt
- Bladnoch Forum (BF)
- Stated Age
- 30 years old
- Number of bottles
- 52.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 26 May 2010 11:54 am
5 × in wishlist
35 × member ratings
47 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1980 BF
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.52 points
- Blind sample of a small sample.
Apricot, sea salt, minerals, chocolate, apple, vanilla and caramel. Very coastal with gentle peat. Slightly vegetal as well.
Fruit, salt and peat in battle. Dried apricot, chocolate, oak, caramel, almond, white pepper and a slight dustiness.
Caramel, chocolate, peat, apricot and pencil shavings.
- Fruity and spicy aroma, smoke, lemon, apple,
mint, ripe melon, nutmeg, fir branches and vanilla. Marzipan sweet
taste, pepper, smoke, cardamom, eucalyptus, resin and vanilla. Long,
spicy and smoky taste.
- For the most part this cask has gone a little over the top, but its worth it for the fishy finish.
Plenty of sweet fudgy notes here, but the fruit is more prominent than
it is on the other 30yo. This one is musty too with a definite hint of
bung cloth. Definite signs of age.
Barley sugars, citrus, stewed apples, but then dust, cardboard and
pencils. The wood has got to this one a bit, but its still enjoyable.
Sugar and sizzling kippers. What a great finish.
- Surprisingly fresh finish for what is clearly a cask past its best.
Rather musty but with gentle peat, some toffee and behind the mustiness some lemon I think. Unfortunately the mustiness spoils it
Better than the nose with the lemon more prominent, fresh wood shavings and some very mellow peat. The mustiness is much less than on the nose.
Quite a zing on the finish, which is looong. Yes, Willie, I can see where you get kippers, An interesting finish, where the musty flavour has now entirely gone.
- it is delicious and at 30 beautiful square
metallic, sweetish, slightly smoky
slightly peaty, smoky but not much, pleasantly fruity and subtly sweet, quite strong for 30 years, angular and edgy, would have expected something softer
long, sweet and delicious