Caol Ila 1998

Overall rating
87.79/100
votes
148
Whiskybase ID
WB42248
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
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 259.19

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148 × member ratings

414 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 1998

17 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.79 points.

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Exciting, not quite easy whisky, you have to like the citrus notes, otherwise you won't have fun with it, I think it's quite good
    • Nose
      Somehow dense, creamy, dark chocolate, bitter orange marmalade, biscuits, light smoke intertwines with everything, slight tart sweetness, a bit like a smoky jam, the flavors don't really jump out at you now, rather subtle
    • Taste
      Ui, here too tart, slightly bitter, only then some sweetness, light smoke, lemon, chalky, dark, slightly espresso, the Caol Ila character is very present, the second sip is creamier and with chocolate before the citrus bomb hits
    • Finish
      Here sweeter, lighter, vanilla, now it strikes very delicate tones, pleasant, hardly any smoke, minimal mint

  2. lucero scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Killswitch scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Cheeseburgersoup scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Very nice round Caol Ila.
    The smoke is well integrated, not medicinal, rather warm, campfire.
    Pleasantly oily in the mouth with a powerful start.
    Light citrus notes, a little pepper, pear and honey. Altogether few on the fruity-sour side, more classic with a certain elegance.

  5. 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.

  6. yggr scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  7. 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

  8. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

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

  9. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  10. zormik scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  11. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  12. 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/

  13. Patrick93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  14. steinrich scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  15. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    In a direct comparison tasting with the Feis Ile 2014, this bottling is easily overlooked. This bottling does not have the same length in the finish and it is not as exciting as the Caol Ila Feis Ile 2014 (90 pt.) But even this bottling develops much nicer with a few drops of water.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  16. Wolv scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  17. gustav tahl scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      85 85

  18. granella2003 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, shredded seaweed, honey, orange peel and glacé cherries
    • Taste
      Orange
      bread and Madeira.
    • Finish
      Hazelnuts and dried orange.

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