Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Stated Age
18 years old
Calculated age
19 years old
First Fill Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
55.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Specially selected by Symposion for Sweden
se Sweden
Added on
17 nov 2021 11:12 pm by Tony80

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6 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2002 GM

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.00 points.

  1. Gregers scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Amazing and almost flawless Caol Ila here. One of the best I've had.

    Review: https://youtu.be/S6Ty_8I8j7c
    • Nose
      93 93
      Nice medicinal notes, wonderful sweetness. A bit of cotton candy, marzipan, icing sugar, jelly beans, good dose of brine, smoked kipper, lemon oil, toffee, vanilla. Medicinal, smokey, fruity, candy nose. Some exotic fruits. Complex and I could nose this for a long time.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Good alcohol bite, it's warm, and there's lots of camphor notes, medicinal band-aids, a lot of sweetness, refined white sugar, very ripe apples, vanilla, cereals, barley, some astringency, lemon. No bitter notes at all, and a very stable expression. Second chew has a bit more bite, it's a little drier, has some ginger, but also marshmallows, toffee, chocolate milk, and espresso. Wow, this is really good! It's been a long time since I had a Caol Ila this good. Third chew is still very strong, with some black pepper and even chili pepper in the mix. Good sweetness, lots of wonderful camphor, heavy, full, rich smoke. Marvelous.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Full, wide body, huge expression, peat smoke, medicinal notes, lemon oil, chocolate milk, lots of espresso, marshmallows. Really great balance, and super long. No bitter notes at all throughout the tasting, or in the finish. A very little bit of those typical cooked vegetables coming out at the end also. Superb.

  2. whiskystore scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    First fill bourbon but some notes of sherry cask here!!
    sweet, coastal, peat, perfect composed.
    Thanks jny.


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