Overall rating
89.05/100
votes
45
Whiskybase ID
WB34629
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Murray McDavid (MM)
Bottling serie
The Syndicate's
Vintage
28.08.1990
Bottled
22.09.2010
Stated Age
20 years old
Casknumber
8732
Number of bottles
231
Strength
53.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Bottled in Scotland at Bruichladdich Distillery
Added on
17 aug 2012 5:08 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 167.78

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Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 1990 MM

13 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.05 points.

  1. whiskydramo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Stewed fruits slowly covered by mandarin orange peel. Some moldiness plus dryness coming from the zest. Old newspapers,  cloves and dried mints found underneath. Red apples arrive later, the tiny bit of smokiness actuality comes from the apple peel and stem. It finishes with some gummy candies, vanilla ice cream, fresher citrus zest and iced fruit tea. The aromas are elegant and well-blended.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Fresh fruit juice. Lots of pineapples pops up in just a few seconds. There're also apples, pears which are joined by the smoke. The acid from citrus zest slowly covers my tongue. Mild pepper. Gummy candies, the body also becomes slightly more oily near the end.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Green tea with fresh orange pulp, cinnamon with dryness. Caramel and dark chocolate to end. The peat mixed with fresh light-skinned fruits.

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  3. DimiIkon scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasting: May 2021
    • Nose
      88 88
      Mild and well balanced smoke. A dry peat that is promising a great body. Oak tones and rubber. Some spices and a hint of citrus.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Balanced peat, smoke tones and cereal. A mouthfull of dough. Oily and with a tender sweetness. Tones of iodine and some medical notes. The oak is present as well as seasalt in the background.
      With a little water: Even more of the balanced peat but also a wonderful sweetness that is emphasized a little more.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The cereal remains to the finish. Burned tones in balance with warm pepper and a cent of citrus. The peat is there but does not impact the balance. A truly great Caol Ila.

  4. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful!
    Peat, smoke, salt, iodine, varnish, blood, iron ...
    Long aftertaste.

  6. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Initially direct and frank, we glide quickly to an aromatic peat giving a little on the rubber. We also have ripe caressing fruit that gives a nice roundness that is installed more and more. He reminds me of some Springbank.
    • Taste
      What a beautiful fruit! Sparkling spices! Moderate peat. A honeyed hair. What a balance! Everything fits perfectly. The texture is more fluid with the addition of water. I still prefer the thickness he had without.
    • Finish
      Completely consistent with the mouth on fruits and spices. It does not dry while the peat takes on aromatic herbs. What a good moment!

      Enthusiasm
      Nose 4/5
      Mouth and Finale 5/5

      Whisky n ° 1792

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    N- Intertwined eucalyptus' pine scents with mineral and salts. Lemon butter with fresh citrus smokes, soft wool and cut grass. Evolved well and open up after a while, more decay and muddy sea sands revealed with soft rubbery peat, burnt tire and oak resin note. Playful sweet gummy, white pepper, and brine green olives.

    P- Richly boiled sweet herbs and spices, the small pinch of salts are well complemented with super dry and grassy oaks. Bold with rush of strength and rising smokes.

    F- Long, smooth with instant waxy coat, follow by warm and chewy white grape skins, dry, burnt grass and well spicy. Full flavours and well matured strength.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very good peaty mole, the age already makes itself felt, the smoke and peat are smoothed out, on the whole tightly knocked down, solid, good in flavor, taste / finish more victorious, but do not lag behind;
    • Nose
      Open, dry, peat, smoke, lemon peels, still warm coals of a burnt fire, bandages, iodine, odors dressing, some disinfectant, weak resin notes, shoe cream, light herbal shades, candy.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, oily, peat, scorched branches, lemon zest, ginger, lemon syrup, lemon pepper, tropical fruits, pineapple;
    • Finish
      Sour-sweet, warming, peat, lemon peel, citrus fruits, lemon pepper, light notes of mountain ash;

  10. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Peat, iodine and lemon, very fresh
    • Taste
      Alcohol grows, then peat, pepper, yellow fruits
    • Finish
      long peat and fruits

  11. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      93 93

  12. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    similar to ardbeg perpetuum distillery release with cake
    • Nose
      burnt grassiness, spicy, fresh, light fruits, sweet grains, light peat, mint, aromatic smoke
    • Taste
      rich creaminess, grass, aromatic oils and herbs, cake, mocha, lime
    • Finish
      long, rich grains, creamy, peaty, grassy, light fruits, smoke and  cake at the back with some grassy butter and oranges

  13. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  14. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  15. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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