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Overall rating 70 votes 90.01
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

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 23
Taste 23
Finish 23
Balance 22

Tastingtags

16 Notes

aphex
Expert Senior aphex Note
24 Jul 2017 12:12 am
aphex gave this whisky 91 points

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.

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
05 Jul 2017 11:00 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.6
Nose
90
Initial taste
92
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
90
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
05 Jul 2017 11:07 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Old gold
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.

Comments

This is why I rate Caol Ila so highly, an excellent cask.

ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
30 Jun 2017 9:21 am
ctu gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Yellow gold
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.

Comments

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.

hummingbird
Expert Senior hummingbird Note
06 Feb 2017 4:56 am
hummingbird gave this whisky 92 points

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.

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MrRancho
Expert Junior MrRancho Tasting note
25 Oct 2016 9:34 pm
MrRancho gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Rauch, Leder, Klee, Läuterzucker.

Taste

Salz, Rauch, Staub, Eisen, Jod.

Finish

Asche, Eisen. Mittellang.

Comments

Ei ei ei. I can't get enough...

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
02 Jul 2015 11:15 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91
Nose
92
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
89
Presentation
91
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Tasting note
27 Aug 2014 7:45 pm
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

salty, farmy, sea breeze, seaweed, medicinal.

Taste

Powerful, hot, spicy, farmy, mineral, pepper and ashes.

Finish

Very long, with ashes and tar.

Comments

Wonderful Dram!

Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Note
22 Oct 2013 10:38 pm
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 90 points

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

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ALouis
Expert Senior ALouis Note
16 Jun 2013 6:24 pm
ALouis gave this whisky 91 points

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



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