Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
C. Dully Selection (CDuS)
Stated Age
33 years old
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
47.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 sep 2021 9:05 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 581.84

5 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1985 CDuS

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.86 points.

  1. Tokyo_Zurich scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    I like this one a lot. He needs some air to get ride of the small perfume note. After 45 minutes of fresh air the nose is shared by smoke and fruit, the palate is dominated by gooseberry, the aftertaste brings fruit and the maritime flavors together. Great!

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  3. springtank scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Holzfass82 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    leave it for 45 minutes! You can't try it beforehand. Violet/Lavender Alert!

  5. daverdaz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Violet Terror

  6. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Shop info # 1: "Bowmore" Really? OMG!

    Shop info # 2:

    "A whisky to fall in love with.

    On the nose you can feel dry peat, behind which various fruit notes play a symphony.

    The palate shows a liqueur sweetness, which is perfectly balanced by the salty, maritime character. The fruit notes are dominated by the gooseberry, but you could spend an evening defining each fruit. In the background comes and goes the lightest perfume note, which tends to hide behind the gooseberry note.

    The highlight of this whisky is the finish, because it stays and stays.

    This whisky is a step in the evolution of the distillery. The liqueur fruity notes are reminiscent of their past; the lightest perfume note is reminiscent of the 80s, and the gooseberry is typical of the modern profile of the distillery.

    The Islay is a great example that distilleries can produce beautiful whiskys even in their toughest years.

    As with most C.Dully bottlings, we recommend giving this whisky as much air as possible. Especially after opening a new bottle, the perfume notes are increasing. With time and enough air, however, these decrease extremely and let the beautiful gooseberry and peat notes come to the fore. "


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