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Overall rating
90.55/100
votes
57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Vintage
1979
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
242
Strength
52.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Joint bottling with The Nectar
Added on
28 May 2011 8:25 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 470,00

57 × member ratings

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Expert Junior Skip Jefferson
93
Expert Senior Selikiburg
93
Expert Senior TaulerB1
93
Expert Senior frankyboy
92
Expert Senior stf92
92
Member Senior vorlo
92
Expert Senior mcinness
92
Expert Senior basbear
92
Expert Senior Delinquent
92
Expert Senior JDcorners
91
Expert Senior Jeep51
91
Expert Senior Lyric
91
Expert Junior Babelfisch42
91
Connoisseur Hvdree
91
Member Senior whiskymaniac
91
Expert Senior Versucher
91
Member Senior ChristJM
91
Expert Senior Maltbehr64
91
Expert Senior Forrest
91
Expert Senior aphex
91
Expert Senior malt_fan_06
91
Connoisseur GIORGOS
91
Expert Senior retokarls8
91
Expert Senior Doppelpass
91
Expert Senior Ardnut
91
Member Junior Fagge83
91
Expert Senior spleen
91
Expert Senior goran
91
Expert Senior Kiezentriebwein
91
Expert Senior Sands81
91
Expert Senior tomy63
91
Connoisseur Sjors
91
Specialist anthony_holland
90
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90
Expert Senior MikerG2k
90
Expert Senior WhiskyNotes
90
Expert Senior galgenfisch
90
Administrator RoyalScotsman
90
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are
90
Expert Senior TKF
90
Connoisseur MaltMartin
90
Connoisseur Erik Elixer
90
Expert Senior nigel_tufnel
90
Expert Senior SanctTom
90
Expert Senior hettrum
90
Expert Junior ptitdadou
90
Expert Senior very_bad_day
90
Connoisseur adrenalin
90
Expert Senior WhiskyTrail
90
Expert Senior Jean-Brice
89
Expert Senior fangardens
89
Expert Junior Herbertsson
89
Expert Senior DarthDronach
89
Expert Senior Dr.Nose
88
Member Senior Mengyao
88
Member Junior adudley
87
Expert Senior whiskyandco
87

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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

Tastingtags

8 Notes

GIORGOS
Connoisseur GIORGOS Review note
10 Feb 2018 9:10 pm
GIORGOS gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91.3
Nose
93
Initial taste
92
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
89
Presentation
90
P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Review note
20 Dec 2017 2:42 am
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.3
Nose
92
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
87
Presentation
88
MikerG2k
Expert Senior MikerG2k Review note
13 Dec 2017 7:57 pm
MikerG2k gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.1
Nose
92
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
88
Presentation
89
Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
09 Sep 2017 12:27 am
Hvdree gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91
Nose
92
Initial taste
92
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
89
Presentation
89
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Jean-Brice
Expert Senior Jean-Brice Tasting note
11 Jan 2017 7:06 pm
Jean-Brice gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Moyennement tourbé et fumé. Extrêmement frais, des arômes végétaux, de la menthe, de la chlorophylle. M'évoque aussi le tzatziki avec un côté lacté, la menthe et les concombres. Une touche de jus de citron. Bien qu'islayen, ce nez est très original. Plutôt fondu donc.

Taste

Tourbe, menthe et fumée. Fin de bouche sur l'amertume de la gentiane.

Finish

Moyennement longue sur la fumée et la gentiane

Comments

Nez très original, bouche un peu moins.

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hettrum
Expert Senior hettrum Review note
26 Aug 2015 7:26 pm
hettrum gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.1
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
89
Presentation
90
Jürgen
Jeep51
Expert Senior Jeep51 Tasting note
29 Nov 2014 7:05 pm
Jeep51 gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Sharp, précis, minéral. Marin (embruns, iode), fruits blancs légers mais surtout des agrumes (pamplemousse) et l’ensemble est soutenu par un voil léger mais bien présent de fumé, de cendres froides et de goudron.

Taste

Grosse présence en bouche avec de la cendre et du goudron. On trouve également de l’anis étoilé, des herbes de Provence, un côté liquoreux qui s’accorde bien avec le reste. Puis en cours de route, une sensation mentholée ultra fraiche apparaît.

Finish

Longue. Très longue même et assez massive sur la fumée principalement ainsi que du sel, et toujours de la menthe.

Comments

Un bel exemple de vieux Caol Ila 79. Le nez est plus précis que ne l’est la bouche. Très bien 

Fagge83
Member Junior Fagge83 Tasting note
15 Nov 2011 9:06 pm
Fagge83 gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

A little bit reserved at first but than comes the explosion grass, nutts and little bit of leather. There are some sweeter notes in form of green apples and vanilla in the bakground.

Taste

Dry with licorice and peat smoke. Mint and sour citrus and some oil. Extremly well compound.

Finish

Rather long with salt and extremly clear lemon.

Comments

A really expressive Caol Ila with perfect balance

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