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Overall rating
89.68/100
votes
21
Whiskybase ID
WB189669
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
27.10.2000
Bottled
28.05.2021
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
First fill Sherry butt
Casknumber
309563
Number of bottles
612
Strength
59.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 21/094
Barcode
5020613086753
Added on
10 Aug 2021 9:51 pm by NRS
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 182.74

24 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2000 GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.68 points

  1. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Nice nose, algae, citrus fruits, coal smoke.
    Light spray, accompanied by raisins and dried fruits.
    With a little standing time, vanilla becomes more and more prominent.

    Mouth:
    Beef Jerky, game with cranberries. Strong smoke and ash notes in the mouth, citrus fruits. Interesting contrast between the sweet vanilla and salty notes. Subtle raisins and dates.
    With water, the tangy, citrusy side comes into its own, it looks a little fresher. Gooseberry.

    Finish:
    Long, again the interplay of sweet vanilla, salted meat and dried fruit.

    90/100

    Conclusion:
    Exciting whisky, the strong vanilla is very interesting and offers a nice counterpoint to the salty-meaty aromas. The overall picture is consistent for me and the malt is very tasty. With the addition of water you can tease out other sides of the whisky.

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Smoke, bonfire, fruit, citrus, salted cured meat, pepper, oyster juice, long warming finish. Typical and delicious Caol Ila. 22-23-23-22
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Finish
      Very good for fans of Caol Ila

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