Whiskybase
Overall rating
90.62/100
votes
80
Whiskybase ID
WB41798
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
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 7:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 643.64

27 × in wishlist

80 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1982 VM

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.62 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    Starts more on the smoky side on the nose and finishes on the peaty side on the palate. Very drinkable and good!

    Compared head 2 head with the 1982 36yo from Cadenhead's Authentic Collection (wb id 122096): This one is much more peaty and meaty while the Cadenhead bottling is more fruity and balanced.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Intense, condensed milk, wet hay, tobacco, citrusy, little vanilla, hints of candy floss and caramel, little smoky, little farmy or earthy, beef jerky - very good
    • Taste
      93 93
      Very oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, fruity, peach, banana, melon, apple juice, pretty peaty and smoke, little herbal, medicinal, meaty - great!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, warm, more spicy, zesty, herbal, peaty

  2. DannyDram scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Character whisky, a nice change from the mainstream. Fits perfectly at the end of a barbecue evening.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Smoked bacon, red berries, orange, salted lemon, paraffin, peat, ginger, clove.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Citric, peaty, some smoke, paraffin, slightly maritime and meaty. Nicely balanced, somewhat viscous and a pleasant honey sweetness. Very mouth-filling and with a pronounced intensity.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Cold smoke, some white pepper, slightly tanine. Warm, pleasant and medium to long finish.

  3. Benila scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    Wonderful dram
    • Nose
      94 94
      Citric, blood orange, candied fruit, maritime, salty, light notes of smoked bacon - intense, medium-complex nose
    • Taste
      94 94
      Juicy, citrusy, white pepper, fine smoke aromas, honey - full body
    • Finish
      93 93
      Peppery, citrusy, aromatic smoke - persists

  4. Deloti scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. mikespike scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    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.

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021


Forgot your password?

Login