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Overall rating 21 votes 89.84
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan (WM)
Bottling serie
Barrel Selection
Vintage
1983
Bottled
07.03.2013
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Butt
Casknumber
1096
Number of bottles
513
Strength
57.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 May 2013 10:58 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 368,30

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 350,00

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My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

6 Notes

GlenSikkes
Connoisseur GlenSikkes Note
03 Apr 2016 11:09 am

Note by Wilson & Morgan;

It’s rare to find old an Caol Ila, since most of them are usually appreciated in their teens, when the Islay aromas are bold and fiery and the clean and maritime strikes the palate as smoky yet refreshing. And yet, at times it pays to wait longer… Slowly savour its elegant aromas: mineral, with a slightly citrusy note and just a touch of beeswax and medicinal herbs. So clean after all these years! If at the nose it’s fragrant but comparatively delicate, in the mouth it explodes with vibrant smokiness, and yet it’s not brutal. After 30 years in a refill cask, if you close your eyes it almost reminds of a Port Ellen: so rich and intense, but enveloped in a creamy and velvety caress.

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dicembre29
Expert Senior dicembre29 Note
09 May 2015 5:56 pm
dicembre29 gave this whisky 92 points

Nose: Sweet and creamy. Hot cross buns. Stretchy, chewy white taffee or nougat. Vanilla and melted white chocolate. Lemon. Very faint smoke. Some very soft syrupy fruits (pear, green grape, orange…maybe touches of peach). Again…not so sure about those comparisons to Port Ellen. This is much sweeter and creamier.

Palate: Fruit cocktail. Tangy tangerine and pineapple. Smoke. Black currant. Unbaked spicy dough. Great oily mouthfeel and big beautiful flavours.

Thoughts: Wow…there is a great balance in this bottle. A great cask at an ideal age. Love the pronounced and unique fruit profile. An old Coal Ila with a lot of life in it still.

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Ikkakumon
Expert Senior Ikkakumon Tasting note
04 Dec 2014 8:32 pm
Ikkakumon gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Délicat, tourbe légère, agrumes, sel marin.

Avec de l'eau : un peu de céréales en plus.

Taste

Très jolie bouche, iode, tourbe, citron fruits confits.

Avec de l'eau : plus fruitée et acidulée.

Finish

Longue et cendrée.

Comments

Très bon vieux Caol Ila.

Volanne
Expert Senior Volanne Tasting note
28 May 2014 8:48 pm
Volanne gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Delicate and high end peat. Fresh yeast. Yeah. The freshness of a freshly kneaded bread dough (that makes a lot of freshness, uh?). Delicacy of a very lightly sugared lemon juice. Great nose, really. Not the sexiest, but very classy.

Taste

But where are the 58.8%? In the soft and sweet feeling of the attack? Starts on praline "feuilleté"? Then, the wood and cold ashes take the lead. Soft liquorice. The nose was sharper, the mouth is smoother. Some may enjoy it, others may feel sorry about it.

Finish

Long, sustained by an true grassy bitterness, and an obvious salty caracter that recalls Vichy water.

Comments

Not the easiest Caol Ila, but undoubtly a nice one, crafted from a nice spirit. Sharp at the nose, softer in the mouth, with a remarkable balance.

nulty
Expert Senior nulty Tasting note
17 Dec 2013 10:20 am
nulty gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Fine tourbe cendrée. Les fruits arrivent après quelques minutes : ananas, pamplemousse. Un peu d'épices. Avec de l'eau et à l'aération, une belle influence iodée.

Taste

Très douce et délicate, c'est incroyable que ce whisky fasse presque 58%. Texture liquoreuse géniale, tourbe très légère, fumée froide. Iode et fruits.

Finish

Longue et fruitée, des cendres.

Comments

Les vieux Caol Ila, c'est souvent très réussi, encore un exemple ici.

GLEN MAUR
Connoisseur GLEN MAUR Review note
20 Nov 2013 11:49 pm
GLEN MAUR gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.6
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
90
Presentation
90
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