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Caol Ila 1995 TWm

Overall rating 35 votes 87.76
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whiskyman (TWm)
Bottling serie
Dram generation
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
18 years old
Number of bottles
154
Strength
53.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 May 2013 8:37 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 149,99

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 139,00

Buy in Market

58 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 23
Finish 23
Balance 22

Tastingtags

3 Notes

aphex
Expert Senior aphex Note
28 Jul 2017 12:28 am
aphex gave this whisky 88 points

Nose : Coastal and medicinal. With aeration, it turns mineral and citrusy. Hints of ashes.

Mouth : Oily, spicy, briny, peaty and slightly ashy. It evolves to sweet and lemony palate. Tasty.

Finish : Long, smoky, warming, slightly earthy.


A very good Caol Ila. A bit austere at first but developing on nice rounder and fruitier notes.

squaadgras
Connoisseur squaadgras Review note
09 Jan 2017 10:55 pm
squaadgras gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.5
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
87
Presentation
88
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
06 May 2013 7:15 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 89 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Ah, wonderful Caol Ila on the nose. The typical sea breeze is wrapped in a fatty jacket of salted cream butter, honey and cream sweets and toffee. Loads of citrus with a touch of pineapple and banana peel. Dry grass. Pretty mineraly too. Oyster sap. Vanilla. Soot. Pretty complex. Makes my mouth water.

Taste

The attack is oily and softly spiced. Sweeter than on the nose with again a lot of citrus fruits. It even shows some smoked ham. Bacon, in fact. The maritime elements become louder all the time. Hints of eucalyptus, that keeps it very fresh. The peat plays second fiddle, supportive of the whole. A bit of soot. Wonderful.

Finish

In the long, smoky and warm finish, I suddenly get a nice hint of sweetened espresso. Surprising! Complex, like I said.

Comments

I do not mind repeating myself. Caol Ila never disappoints. This is just released and available for 90 EUR. Recommended!

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man

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