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Overall rating
90.38/100
votes
15
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
High Spirits' Collection (HSC)
Vintage
05.1980
Bottled
11.2010
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
4690
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 May 2011 9:37 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 119,00

11 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1980 HSC

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.38 points

  1. tomy63 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    pale gold color, very fine nose, on wax, iodine, very light peat, lemon, very fresh. Gourmet mouth attack, lemon confit, then more and more iodized, with a little pepper at the end of the mouth. Missing just a little length, the dilution is felt on the final, but a beautiful finesse.

  2. Ivynor scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful product, not very complex but very pleasant to drink, fresh and exotic!
    • Nose
      an exotic fruit salad (kiwi, pineapple, especially), with nice tart notes. Alcohol well integrated, it is very fine, slightly woody and waxy.
    • Taste
      a little iodine and pepper, always exotic fruits and this beautiful freshness. very light tip of peat. Pretty greasy texture
    • Finish
      More wood and pepper. However, always fine and elegant

  3. Cast Olila scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Hans-Ludwig scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Bright and intense is the Caol Ila. The nose presents itself sweetly with fruit flavors and with a light steamed by the age, light smoke. Also in the mouth is this wonderful combination of fruit sweetness and mild smoke. The finish is short but strong and leaves a memory of peat smoke back.
    For an Islay whisky astonishingly restrained, as regards the peatiness. The fantastic combination of sweetness, fruit and smoke can hardly be described more specifically, but enjoy the better.

  5. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. st7 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Same cask but Cask Strenght -
    http://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies.php?merkid=2&whiskyid=21938

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