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Overall rating
89.27/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
Local Ai
Vintage
1984
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
198
Strength
52.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Nectar, Belgium
Added on
01 Sep 2008 1:50 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 258,32

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1984 DD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.27 points

  1. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Serge says;

    Caol Ila 23 yo 1984/2008 'Local AI' (57.2%, The Nectar, Daily Dram, 198 bottles) Colour: white wine. Nose: a little more wood influence (read vanilla) here but other than that it’s really like the 1996, only with more ageing. Gets more complex after a few minutes, though, with more iodine and more dill, mint and aniseed. Or make that fennel. Very pleasant ashy notes as well, a little wet chalk... It’s only after ten good minutes that it really takes off, that is, getting very farmy and maritime at the same time, all that along some beautiful notes of marzipan and putty. This one needs time! With water: this is funny, now it got fully coastal. Sea air, shells, iodine, fisherman’s net and bikinis. Not bikinis. Mouth (neat): it’s like the official 18yo, only at cask strength. Enough said. With water: a middle-aged Caol Ila in its full glory. Almonds, clams, salt, peat, pepper and crystallised lemons. Totally classic. Finish: long, with more pepper and peat and less of the rest. Comments: another one that one shouldn’t try to assess too quickly, but then it really delivers. Beautiful. SGP:346 – 90 points.

  2. keizerjos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    What a wonderfully soft and spicy fragrance that is just recognizable as Islay. Soft in the nose, calm and balanced. Blissfully soft sweet tasting with everything in balance; a bit of wood, a bit of smoke, a bit of citrus, a bit of peat, a lot of mouth watering, this one. Anise, a bit of iodine, Bitterwrang vanilla cake - don't get me wrong, a very nice bitter vanilla cake. Or tail, more. Mike Gerards, thank you and so on. Top stuff.

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

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