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Overall rating
93.98/100
votes
43
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
James MacArthur (JM)
Bottling serie
The London Scottish Malt Whisky Society
Vintage
1974
Bottled
1986
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
74.23.1
Strength
63.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Dec 2010 6:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 650,00

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97
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97
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97
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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
23
Finish
25
Balance
25

Tastingtags

1 Note

WhiskyJug
Expert Senior WhiskyJug Note
01 Mar 2014 11:11 am
WhiskyJug gave this whisky 97 points

Caol Ila 12 yo 1974 (63%, The London Scottish Malt Whisky Society – James MacArthur, cask #74231) Star5.jpg I think this was James MacArthur’s first series. Colour: dark amber. Nose (neat): extremely close to the OB, almost identical, with just a little more power but that may come from the bottles. Maybe also a tad farmier and less flinty but I’m really splitting hairs here. Just as terrific! With water: amazingly, it got even closer to the OB. No noticeable differences now and I’m starting to run short of superlatives… Mouth (neat): again, this one is even bolder but also slightly sweeter than the OB, maybe a tad more medicinal (camphor) but other than that we’re exactly in the same league again. Hugely salty. Wow. With water: same thing. Maybe the finish is a tad more drying but I’m trying really hard to pick differences… 96 points.

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