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Overall rating 69 votes 90.33
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cooper's Choice (CC)
Vintage
1982
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
4721
Number of bottles
275
Strength
52.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Fair April 2013
Added on
02 May 2013 7:22 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 518.01

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 425.00

Buy in Market

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

9 Notes

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
05 Mar 2017 1:03 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
88
Presentation
88
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
05 Mar 2017 1:29 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Nice nose, ginger cake, peat, brine, a little toffee and apple with faint hints of orange possibly.

Taste
Full on the palate, with the peat at the front but its not a crisp clean peat, but a rougher dirty peat, heavier duty mixed in with something meaty and a few plum notes.
Some fudge arrives with a creamy oranginess and then a little petrol fumes.

Finish
Good medium length,
Comments

With water, it gets much frutier and the peat smoother, I think water certainly improves it.

P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Review note
11 Sep 2016 1:15 am
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
91.5
Nose
91
Initial taste
92
Body
92
Finish
92
Price
89
Presentation
92
Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
30 Nov 2015 10:13 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
92
Price
87
Presentation
87
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
Maurice_casqueteer
Expert Senior Maurice_casqueteer Review note
01 Jun 2015 3:21 pm
Maurice_casqueteer gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86.2
Nose
85
Initial taste
90
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
82
Presentation
82
mikespike
Expert Junior mikespike Note
19 Sep 2014 1:29 pm
mikespike gave this whisky 82 points

I am somewhat contradictory to most fellows here and I just had one sample, so cannot re-do the tasting. In my notes this was not the best Caol Ila of the 80s, although a good dram.

ASWhisky
Expert Senior ASWhisky Tasting note
21 Apr 2014 1:23 am
ASWhisky gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

süßlicher Kuhfladen, die Haut von reifen Pfirsichen,
Zitronenmelisse, etwas rosa Grapefruit, 

Taste

rauchiges Köstritzer Schwarzbier im Kuhstall getrunken
Weihrauch, würzige Lakritz
Früchte im Rauchfeuer…
warm und rauchig…

Finish

Malzbier und Weihrauch
>>
Erloschene Asche vom Kohlefeuer mit Malzbier

Comments

ein sehr angenehm zu trinkender Whisky
mit einer schönen individuellen Note (ja ich weiß, es ist aber nicht die Kuh.. )

mmh, I like them indeed

unforgettable whisky takes you on a journey, gives you new dreams, awakens your forgotten dreams, moves you out of time.....
cavalier66
Expert Senior cavalier66 Tasting note
10 Apr 2014 3:02 pm
cavalier66 gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Sharp, mineral, shellfish, wafts of distant citrus. Wet pebbles with water. 

Taste

Elegant ash; austere; water brings out the lemon, but it`s all in balance, and nothing predominates.  Clean, mineral, sharp and in focus.  Super tasty! 

Finish

Long, sweet roasted lemons and fading salt

Comments

Balanced, beautiful, and elegant.

cavalier66
Expert Senior cavalier66 Note
29 Sep 2013 8:19 pm
cavalier66 gave this whisky 92 points

92 From Ruben http://www.whiskynotes.be/2013/caol-ila/caol-ila-1982-coopers-choice-whisky-fair/ (who finds Brora-esque notes and concludes "A wonderful dram, I love it.")


91 from Serge ("This one`s really, really great"). 

So comes pretty highly recommended...

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