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Caol Ila 1995 KiW

Overall rating
86.72/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Kintra Whisky (KiW)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Collection
Vintage
08.1995
Bottled
04.2013
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
9808
Number of bottles
130
Strength
53.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Jun 2013 5:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 91,50

4 × in wishlist

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Expert Junior Otje
88
Connoisseur Sjors
88
Expert Senior Miss Islay
88
Specialist anthony_holland
88
Expert Senior Dieter_W
88
Connoisseur Helgo
87
Connoisseur ASWhisky
87
Connoisseur Archer
87
Specialist Noface83
87
Expert Senior tommypeters
87
Expert Senior woxna
87
Expert Senior martijnbams28
87
Expert Senior Miss Kildalton
87
Expert Senior Raremalt61
86
Expert Senior malthead-sven
86
Member Senior SumoErik
86
Expert Junior Evelix
85
Super Administrator Ras Mazunga
85
Expert Senior Tom na Gruagaich
85
Member Senior Leuggern
84

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1
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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1995 KiW

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.72 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    schmackhafter Caol Ila 

    mit guten Notenkombinationen
    • Nose
      süßes weiches Getreide

      süßlicher Torf

      dahinter glatte Waldmeister Note

      Maracuja und etwas Aprikosenmarmelade

      hinter dem Torf hängt Rauch

      Jod und Mullbinde 
    • Taste
      fruity smoke sweet Grain the apricot jam on the palate also orange marmalade some gauze bandage, iodine bitter chocolate a little heat Smoke on the palate
    • Finish
      mittellangsüßer rauchiger Malz

      Aprikosenmarmelade zerläuft

      Zartbitterschokolade fließt über Fassholz

      etwas Plastik 

  2. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I like good, nicely fruity-smoky Caol Ila, fits perfectly on a balmy summer night.
    • Nose
      Spicy and warming smoke mixed with apple and pear compote. Lemons. Honey and dark chocolate. Maritime.
    • Taste
      Pleasant, not too strong start. Smoky, hot tar paper, tart herbs. Salt. Lemon and pear. Dark chocolate. Some leather.
    • Finish
      Medium long, slightly dry, still consistently smoky (has even increased in intensity). Chocolate and toffee cream sweets will come through again. The bitter herbs only in the distance, but the apple sweetness is back.

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A mature Islay Malt. Peaty, but not wild, rather harmonious, gentle, balanced. Nice.
    • Nose
      Very sweet, peat, some citrus, otherwise ripe fruit, more in the direction compote, apples, pears, a little vanilla and a little bit of cleaning agent citrus aroma, say something soapy, slightly artificial, but not negative.
    • Taste
      Very soft in the mouth, sweet, peaty smoky, some honey, also some fruit, surprisingly velvety and round.
    • Finish
      Here comes some pepper, of course, peat and a little dry oak. Some vanilla in the finish.

  4. Noface83 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Nose: heavy earthy and aromatic (burned herbs) smoke, sweetish malt, apricot jam, a hint of salt, vanilla, no oak - fresh but also deep and great spicy aromas are present. With time comes a bit oak (bitter coffee notes) and a pinch of cinnamon and the herbs become more dominant
    Taste: warm medicinal smoke, sweetish malt, apricot jam in the nose, sweet honey, white pepper at the back, sweetish woody notes and burnt herbs, very sweet and warming smoke on the finish. At the very end then a plastic note that is a bit unusual (and for some certainly disturbing).
    Conclusion: looks younger and fresher than on paper but despite the slight false mark in the back of the departure a great smoker.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. malthead-sven scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    typical and classic Caol Ila, ashy smoke and an oily consistency.

  6. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Intense nose with classic ex-bourbon notes and citrus fruits and strong smoke. Deep and complex. In the mouth then oily, sweet, fruity and smoky in the throat. The finish looks short, but then flickers again and again. Beautifully made Caol Ila. My first bottling of Kintra. Seems to be an interesting bottler. Happy more!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 85 points Super Administrator

    This is much like Caol Ila Moch but then at cask strength.
    It`s much like a fresh seabreeze on a summerday.

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