Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
1st Fill Sherry Butts+ Refill Sherry Hogshead
46.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
New Map Label
Added on
22 Apr 2013 8:11 pm

Average value

€ 58.02

10 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

76 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1999 GM

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. nhuber scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Actually one of these old jewels you can hardly find anymore... Sweet Sherry, some bacon, sweet smoky palate with vanilla and banana... Rather complex and deep. Like it especially considering the cheap price at that time.

  2. Islayh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ashes quite marked but with a lot of depth - thank you sherry. Fruity pulling towards citrus fruits. A peppery note. The aromas are smooth as and when. Spicy attack in the mouth. Fullness. Very soft texture in the middle and end of the mouth. Not ultra complex. Peppery finish rather easy.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

  4. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Too sharp & too much alcoholy for me - very unpleasant.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Shane_IL scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very dynamic profile, interesting. 
    • Nose
      A much more herbal peaty note than the distillery bottlings. Slate. Gooseberries. Meat in rich gravy. Subtle woodspice. Sherry funk. Macadamias.
    • Taste
      Dirt. Dusty books. Sherry funk. Wet stone. Salt. Some juicy dark fruits. Teriyaki beef jerky. Charcoal and match heads on the swallow. 
    • Finish
      Long. Red fruits. Tannins. Woodspice. 

  6. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Caol Ila 1999 GM (Gordon and MacPhail)
    Tasted 2014-12-05 @ me with Tobi:
    Nosing: slightly uncomfortable medical despite the flowery-smoky complexity.
    Tasting: Fruity aftertaste in the taste, with a strong alcohol note with warm smoke on the front tongue
    - 70

  8. hartist scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    At the price displayed a great value for money and especially fun for those who like peat and light sherry.
    • Nose
      Peat, citrus fruits and stewed fruit. The aging in sherry casks is felt with all its intoxicating odors.
    • Taste
      Light peat notes accompanied by fruity notes of candied pears and citrus while a subtle touch of peppermint and coriander brings freshness.
    • Finish
      The mouth becomes creamier while the peat is now reminiscent of cold tobacco.


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