Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Series
58.6 % Vol.
750 ml
Old Beige Label
Added on
20 mar 2011 9:25 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 450.00

12 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

5 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 1968 GM

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.60 points.

  1. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Smell: Umami and minerals are the protagonists, reef, shells, roasted malt, light cream, graininess, banana pie, light smoke, marinated fish, metal. I imagined sitting on the reef where the waves beat and fishing, my partner is a cereal lunch in my pocket, and a cigarette in my mouth...

    Drinks: grease, wrapping, melting, burning, umami, metal, smoke, juice, minerals, Chinese herbal medicines.

    Feeling: A powerful whisky is highly self-consistent. It has the content that a picture should have. It is such a completeness that takes you to the scene.

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    One of the highlights from Old and Rare 2020 in London for me. Perfect ABV with waves of complexity.

  3. Edinbeijing scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Opened a bottle for O&R, nearly didn’t bring it I liked it so much. Hard to describe but pure old school pre rebuild caol ila. Incredibly complex but also straightforward old peat that you just want to keep drinking.

  4. detachedblue scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Textbook old-style peater, thanks for the dram, EZ
    • Nose
      Very smoky, austere, sooty, roasted barley, dried apricot, smoke salmon, old-style peat.
    • Taste
      Salty, sweet, extremely intense, roasted barley, mouthwatering
    • Finish
      Sooty, Long toffee finish, very immersive.

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Old and Rare 2020. Brilliant Caol Ila reminded a bit of the Samaroli.

  6. Nikilema scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior


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