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Caol Ila 1981 DT

Overall rating
89.50/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB16316
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Rare Auld
Vintage
05.1981
Bottled
05.2010
Stated Age
29 years old
Casknumber
3491
Number of bottles
224
Strength
55.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Jun 2010 7:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 97.00

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14 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1981 DT

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.50 points

  1. SimondeVette scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    An amazing Islay! It is fruity, complex and spicy. It has aged wonderfully on its cask.
    • Nose
      Fig, cinnamon, some raisin in the background, dry sherry, and a taste of sand, comparable to how English hops taste like earth
    • Taste
      Raisins, dried fruit, fig, cinnamon, dry sherry, white pepper, clove
    • Finish
      Pepper and fig, dry sherry

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2011]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 89 that I bought for 90 Euro in June, 2010.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  My notes state a perfect Islay dram with a nicely balanced flavours profile.

  3. Lafroy scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    One of the finest Caol Ilas ever.
    • Nose
      Campfire in autumn, light sea breeze, candied orange peel, red grapefruit, peat sweetness, heath, wet tobacco, vanilla and limes. Also some hints of rubber.
    • Taste
      Very intensive! It starts with vanilla cream, hot pepper, deep sweetness, root spices, herbs, hop, rubber, burned tires and honey. Very well balanced and very complex.
    • Finish
      Very long, powerful, dry, hot, creamy and very evolving!

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