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Caol Ila 1998

Overall rating
87.80/100
votes
139
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2013
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2013
Calculated age
15 years old
Casktype
Triple Matured
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L3040LS000
Barcode
5000281031477
Added on
21 May 2013 8:29 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 386.34

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139 × member ratings

379 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1998

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.80 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Today I try this Caol Ila. Can't say I've been disappointed with Caol Ila, and I don't imagine this will start with this one. This is from a session from a local festival which included this bottle as well as McDonald's Traditional Ben Nevis, Longrow CV, and Bowmore 1998 for Feis Ile 2017. Let's see how it tastes.

    Palate starts with lemon zest, mild iodine, brine, bicycle inner tube, light peat smoke.

    Palate continues from nose with lemon juice, salt, and smoky honey.

    Finish is lemon zest, pepper, smoky campfire ash, and oils.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Vince scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Wish they had more of these cask strength Caol Ila. Very good whisky.

    tried at the outrageously priced SAWA bar in Tokyo.

  3. yggr scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    needs a few drops of water to bring out CI in the nose and fruit and a lot of sweetness on the palate. A very nice rather subtle CI but with only a relatively quick finish. Either you love it or you want more peat and smoke...

    from a sample.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/caol-ila-19982013-ob-feis-ile-2013/

  6. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. zormik scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Still available at the Caol Ila Distillery Shop for 99 GBP (May 2016).

    https://www.discovering-distilleries.com/caolila/our-shop/

  10. Patrick93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

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