Caol Ila 1968 It

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Intertrade (It)
Stated Age
21 years old
Number of bottles
58.5 % Vol.
750 ml
White distillery label - printed in red
Added on
09 nov 2011 4:30 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 1930.00

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26 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 1968 It

5 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.83 points.

  1. checkpointrk scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

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  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Full of gold
    Wow! Again those ingenious old phenols in sweet malt and honey. Only delicately spicy and with farmy notes, dark proportions of coal and moist ash! In addition, it continues with tobacco, sheepskin, forest floor, a soft seasoning with a little paprika and a lot of peat with oranges, lime & grapefruit, the whole thing packed together in an ingenious way - a dream!
    Fat-creamy and now extremely spicy! Candle wax, tobacco, peat, phenols, vanilla, honey, malt, toffee, lime, soft orange and apple juice, kept slightly farmy and with a concentrated pepper taste. The whole thing is absolutely creamy and fat - wow, just fantastic!
    Very long - still creamy, spicy and with all the notes of taste fading without becoming drier - still outstanding!
    95 points
    N: 95P / G: 95P / F: 94P

  4. checkpointuk scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Notes will be posted on the blog in the next few weeks;)

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2003]  I had this dram during a MaRa "Islay" tasting at Limburg.  In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  My notes state a very fine sherry profile that demands a fair share of water to open up.  After that it offers the typical smoked bacon flavour of old Caol Ila.

    Back in 2003 I was not a big Caol Ila fan (what changed in the meantime) so most probably I would score this profile significantly higher today...

  6. Dede scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Nose: less immediate than the 1968 Samaroli, it offers a beautiful fine peat, then exotic fruits very or even too ripe, first in the background then very marked, bitter almonds (orgeat), all perfectly melted by the OBE. Superb complexity. With aeration, he develops a medicinal and mineral side, with betadine, aspirin, something of limestone.

    Mouth: De Zeus !! We find the complexity of the nose, served by a greasy, oily texture that lines the palate. No aggressiveness, the 58.5% pass alone. Awesome! The exotic sweetness is there, the syrup orgeat too, but the peat powerful (more than the nose) avoids any feeling of disgust, and even covers a little fruit. Coal smoke and aspirin.

    Final: Long, but less than that of Samaroli, on peat, licorice, coal smoke. Fewer fruits here.
    Tasted in parallel with the 1968 Samaroli and the 1974 C # 5-9 Signatory Vintage.

  7. tomy63 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    (mythical bottling, the distillery having been rebuilt between 1972 and 1974) Gold color, the nose needs opening, a little glue at the beginning then a very fine peat and exotic fruits (but less than in mouth), a little OBE, a medicinal, mineral, iodized and farmer side. Powerful mouth, well integrated alcohol, very beautiful peat, lemony, oily, oily, greedy, with yellow fruits and ripe exotic fruits, almond, some camphor and spices. Very good length, a little less fruit on the end.


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