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Overall rating
87.31/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB23344
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
12.10.1983
Bottled
21.03.2011
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
4819
Number of bottles
264
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Jul 2011 12:25 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 109.90

2 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1983 WhB

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.31 points

  1. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice old round Caol Ila
    • Nose
      88 88
      Strong mountain cheese, old pickled olives with lots of salt, a bit musty cellar
    • Taste
      85 85
      Seaweed on the beach, Kalamata olives, very light and fine smoke
    • Finish
      84 84
      Finely tapering, black pepper, nice Islay notes

  2. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. St. Pauli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Given it's age, I would have expected more influence of the oak. Very drinkable, not the most powerful Islay.
    • Nose
      Intense: peat, briny, ash, bbq smoke, but it develops on pears and apples.
    • Taste
      Full bodied, yet less smoky and medicinal than the nose suggests. Smoked barley and some smoked ham, the pears remain present.
    • Finish
      Lingering, not too drying, in which the taste is prolongued.

  4. st7 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Thriest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Thriest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A nice whisky, but probably not a very active cask - it tastes younger than its age.
    • Nose
      Pear, apple, smoke, pungent (alcohol?).
    • Taste
      Somewhat closed, slight bitterness, apple, smoke, pungent, tones of vanille.
    • Finish
      Relatively long, pungent, lingering smoke.

  7. Furtia scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

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