Overall rating
87.53/100
votes
20
Whiskybase ID
WB36180
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Reserve
Vintage
31.01.1990
Bottled
12.09.2012
Calculated age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
1122
Number of bottles
227
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
12/09/12 AB/ACJI
Barcode
5020613040328
Bottled for
van Wees
Added on
09 oct 2012 9:58 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 157.38

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Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 1990 GM

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.53 points.

  1. Falnor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A lovely matured Caol Ila. Not the bold or brute islay perhaps, but instead refined and layered.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

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  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Caol Ila 1990/2012 (53.1%, Gordon & MacPhail Reserve for Van Wees, cask #1122, 227 bottles)  This ‘Reserve’ label is much loved by connoisseurs, which might not make much sense, brand-wise (yeah, given that they also have the CC range...) Colour: straw. Nose: oh this is something else, sharper, more brutal, with more brine, seawater, beach sand, green grapefruits, mud, fermenting stuff, perhaps artichokes… Not for your Land Rover, rather for your Unimog! With water: barley, peat smoke, mud, graphite oil. Just perfect. Mouth (neat): south-shore-ish, as they say. Big Caol Ila, much more ‘imprecise’ than others, and yet perhaps more interesting, with smoked fudge and buttered smoked tea. Really not your average middle-aged Caol Ila. With water: smoky and almost tarry, ala young Port Ellen. Burned tyres. Finish: long, on, wait, smoky fudge? Comments: the scores and rising, and I swear to Vishnu that that wasn’t the plan. Shall we call this ‘well-understood randomness’ or something? SGP:357 - 89 points.

  5. granella2003 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Aromas of dried meat and coals of
      bonfires, followed by toasted peat, soft hints of tropical fruits and hints of
      honey with longer sustain. 
    • Taste
      The palate of this whisky is salty sea air with peat and smoke are present, combined with notes of ripe pear, long sustain.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and smoky.

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