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Overall rating
90.01/100
votes
70
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
03.1979
Bottled
04.2012
Calculated age
33 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 12022
Number of bottles
280
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
16 May 2012 9:14 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 313,00

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1979 MoS

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.01 points

  1. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose : Opening on prune with coastal and medicinal notes (iodine). Some tarry notes too. Whiffs of bananas and ... vegetables broth. Ashes and leather too.

    Mouth : Punchy, oily, lemony, salty and peppery attack. Mineral notes appear afterwards, ashes too. Second mouth is once again rounder and fruitier with the spices still kicking. Almost creamy/buttery.

    Finish : Medium, tarry, ashy, liquorice.

    The nose was for sure entertaining and very enjoyable. The palate was excellent and complex, refined and tasty. An excellent old Caol Ila.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This is why I rate Caol Ila so highly, an excellent cask.
    • Nose
      Great, brine, seaweed, peat, burning smoke, its all there :)Lemon meringue, fudge, a little ginger, black pepper.
    • Taste
      Very zesty with the peat singing loudly from the start. Vey peppery but white pepper not black, ginger, a few meaty notes, salted caramel, just lovely.
    • Finish
      Long, peaty, fruity and lovely.

  4. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly complex old Caol Ila. Excellent balances, though extremely smoky at the end.
    Especially the nose is outstanding, the finish is slightly slim after the lot of flavors.
    • Nose
      Oh my god, this is brutal! Port Ellen complexity! Peat, salt, pepper, citruses, shell and seaweed, antique skin, earth, shoe sole. Pineapple, pear and unripe bananas.
    • Taste
      Strong, oily, creamy. Lemon peel, salt and pepper, chili, peat, tobacco, smoke, ash and earth.
      Freshly cut grass, antique skin and camphor. Dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long. Ash and tobacco, smoke, tar.

  5. hummingbird scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Caol Ila 1979/2012 (52.3%, Malts of Scotland, bourbon hogshead, cask #MoS12022, 280 bottles) Colour: straw. Nose: similar. A wee tad grassier and wilder, with maybe more oysters and seaweed at first nosing. Then more medicinal notes, antiseptic, bandages… It’s a tad Laphroaiggy I must say. Quite some tar too. With water: more ashes, more cigarette smoke, more bandages. Mouth (neat): excellent attack, complex, oily and thick yet nervous, lemony, salty, peppery, earthy… Lime and oysters. Wonderfully alive at around 33 years old! With water: some ‘old-school’ notes start to appear, with rather more oils, phenols, waxed papers, ink… Just like in the older ones from the 1960s. Great! Finish: not the longest but it’s wonderfully tarry, sooty, ashy, dry… Heavy liquorice and maybe almost no salt in the aftertaste. No salt? Almost. Comments: these are starting to become old whiskies, and they seem to mature extremely well, provided you enjoy tar as much as I do. SGP:456 - 91 points.

    whiskyfun.com

  6. MrRancho scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    They they. I can not get enough ...
    • Nose
      Smoke, leather, clover, glucose.
    • Taste
      Salt, smoke, dust, iron, iodine.
    • Finish
      Ash, iron. Medium.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  8. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful Dram!
    • Nose
      salty, farmy, sea breeze, seaweed, medicinal.
    • Taste
      Powerful, hot, spicy, farmy, mineral, pepper and ashes.
    • Finish
      Very long, with ashes and tar.

  9. Erik Elixer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    N: ashes, oily, pepper, pear and briny
    T: pickle, grass, butter and ashes
    F: earthy, ashes and haricots
    tasted with Aby and JJ

  10. ALouis scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Color: Gold
    Nose: Some light and elegant notes of rancio, ripe bananas, spices, some citrus and a bit of smoke in the background.
    Very nice balance between tertiary notes and fresher fruit ones.
    Taste: Very complex, ranging from spices, vinous notes, fresh fruit and a lot of spice.
    It has a slight peat bottom, a little chocolate and beautiful floral notes.
    Finish: long and fruity notes of smoke

    Tasted blind for whisky-distilleries.info WDTS:http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/index_EN.shtml

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