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Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
4
Whiskybase ID
WB182788
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
2005
Bottled
01.2021
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry hogshead
Casknumber
301507
Number of bottles
266
Strength
57.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The whisky exchange
Added on
03 May 2021 9:45 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 137.00

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12 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2005 GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    From The Whisky Exchange:
    • Nose
      Singed fruit cake and liquorice sticks lead, with sea-side ozone, breaking waves and cold cast-iron stoves to follow. Burning leaves build along with buttered toast, tar, lime, sweet and spicy baked apples.
    • Taste
      Rich and thick, with mint, raisins and cherry, damp peat smoke, dark chocolate and lime jelly. Leafy notes, freshly fallen pine needles and autumnal forest floors. Spiced shortbread, aniseed and tarry liquorice linger.
    • Finish
      Mint and lemon jelly, chocolate lime sweets and tingling spice slowly fade.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly vibrant and medicinal for a 15-year-old Caol Ila, this stands out between all the young, sometimes pre-teen Caol Ila we've seen in recent years.
    • Nose
      Rather medicinal with a touch of cough syrup but also a whisper of new tennis balls, gauze and plaster. Some iodine too, and rather briney. There's a hint of tobacco and mint in the background, as well as apfelstrudel.
    • Taste
      A little darker and peatier than the nose suggests, although the medicinal notes make an encore. Smoked paprika powder comes to mind, but also mint, figs and some hessian, as well as touches of tobacco leaves and roasted peppercorns. Some peanut skins too, followed by almond oil and green olives.
    • Finish
      Hints of chocolate truffles, mint and coastal peat smoke.

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