Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Anniversary Release
Stated Age
22 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
56.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 Dec 2012 1:47 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 110.00

8 × in wishlist

57 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1990 Arc

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.95 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Fruity and aromatic smoke, powerful. An intense nose, malty, warm. A little wax, cooked apples, pink grapefruit (?). Superb. The first sip is dominated by the ashes behind which is spicy oak. A pepper note in the finale, which leaves a feeling of fullness. Here, age counts. With a little water, I have like a queen-claude on my nose, with cake dough and vanilla sugar. The palate has found its balance between ash and oak now, accompanied by a sweet / bitter perfectly dosed. It's beautiful. Except the bottle label, one of the ugliest I've ever seen! In their place, I would have squarely put in Calibri size 11: "Super good old whisky." (Like what I'm still permeable to marketing and its beautiful bottles)

    Enthusiasm 5/5

  2. Sonett scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Charcoal smoke, vanilla, cedar Wood, wet leather, sea weed
    • Taste
      Peat, vanilla chili pepper, a hint of sea salt
    • Finish
      Finale is a bit dry, slightly spicy and medium long to long

  3. hartist scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nice bottle at a price still accessible.
    • Nose
      Bold, develops on smoky, malty, vanilla, fruity and herbaceous notes.
    • Taste
      It contains the components of the nose: ash peat, smoked fish, malty notes (caramel, honey, wax), salty and aniseed.
    • Finish
      Long, powerful and slightly aniseed. The alcohol is there but in the end not disturbing at all because the addition of water is not really necessary.

  4. Mr.Fruitcake scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Nice, a good early evening peated dram
    • Nose
      Peat, smoke, wood, old leather, some spices, hint of vanilla and some flowers and a tiny bit of sandalwood
    • Taste
      Pepper and peat, some malt, salt and vanilla. A whiff of creme brule and caramel. Oil and a bit of wax.
    • Finish
      reasonable long, warm. The peat is here till the end with a good hint of pepper and caramel and a creamy coating.


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