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Overall rating 30 votes 91.57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
17.04.1984
Bottled
23.09.2013
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
2758
Number of bottles
225
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
09 Oct 2013 3:35 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 320,00

2 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 400,00

Buy in Market

Tastingtags

6 Notes

Landryn
Expert Senior Landryn Review note
06 Dec 2016 12:52 pm
Landryn gave this whisky 93 points
Weighted Rate
93
Nose
93
Initial taste
93
Body
92
Finish
93
Price
93
Presentation
95
Waykid
Expert Junior Waykid Tasting note
01 Jul 2016 7:28 pm
Waykid gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Sturdy smoke,obvious barbeque meat, lemonpeel and lemon, smoky toffee a bit of burned electric lamp, a chalky dryness underneasth, maple syrup. Fresh coriander and lemon balm.

Taste

Plastery and chalky, dryish beginning. Sweetens, honey, nicely round and filling, peanuts, salty dryness, lemon, sweet potato, mago, nlemonliquorive, chalk, plaster, mild tar, savoury, pleasant. Heavy.

Finish

Really good, salmiak-malt, gentle and bitter.

Comments

This is good!

Thermidor
Expert Senior Thermidor Tasting note
15 Dec 2015 1:20 pm
Thermidor gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose
First impression of the nose is an old library or antiquarian's shop. Dust, bookleather, old paper, worn wood floor. A shy smell of fresh plums. Very tired and age-worn sherry, a ghost of the bright sweet tones that come from first fills or finishes. Dry nail polish.
Taste
Neat the taste has massive amounts of promise with a structure that has a surprisingly present sherry tone compared to the nose. It hits all the sherry notes lightly with none of them off. It's too high ABV to be meant to be drank neat though, as it's obvious that the strong alcohol presence is holding everything else down. With a few teaspoons of water the smoke comes out a bit more. Still burns a bit on the tongue but the dram's open now alright, and where there was numbness and ethanol there's now a deliciously fulfilling sherried, peaty and somewhat coal-sooty taste with loads of complexity. 
Finish

Blood orange lemonade, burnt timber and seashore rocks.

Comments
I have zero regrets about listening to Serge w/rt this bottle because it shows that at its best Caol Ila can compete with the good Ardbegs and Ellens. It's rare I buy a second bottle of something expensive after the first dram of a freshly opened bottle, but apparently it happens.
Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
30 Nov 2015 11:36 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91
Nose
90
Initial taste
92
Body
91
Finish
92
Price
89
Presentation
91
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WhiskyJug
Expert Senior WhiskyJug Note
19 Jun 2014 12:17 pm
WhiskyJug gave this whisky 94 points

Caol Ila 29 yo 1984/2013 (54.7%, Signatory for The Whisky Exchange, refill sherry, cask #2758, 225 bottles)

Caol Ila 29 yo 1984/2013 (54.7%, Signatory for The Whisky Exchange, refill sherry, cask #2758, 225 bottles) Five stars Warning, sherry!

Colour: pale gold (phew). Nose: and yet the sherry feels, but it’s rather a fino-ish kind of sherry, with plenty of walnuts and a lot, and mean really a lot, of tobacco. Both cigarettes and Cuban cigars. Wonderful whiffs of sunbathed stones on a Greek island (excuse me?), some earth, some camphor, old clothes in an old wardrobe, old books, then even more cigars… This is truly spectacular, but I’ve already seen such noses that led to a wrecked palate, so vorsicht! With water:  it’s not the first time that I’ve thought that Caol Ila could be more medicinal than Laphroaig.

Mouth (neat): immense, huge, massive, and yet very elegant. The resins and saps are coming out, which is just perfect. With water: a little more fruits and sweetness to bring civilisation to this oldish beast. A good load of salt too.

Finish: long and extremely salty. Really very salty, was some manzanilla involved?

Comments: tells you many stories. The kind of bottle to buy these days.


SGP:556 - 92 points.


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Rossi99
Member Senior Rossi99 Note
04 Mar 2014 2:04 pm
Rossi99 gave this whisky 90 points

I like the presentation of this kind of fruity style and the slightly acids in the aftertaste which I really enjoy it! BIG UP!
fairly price and worth drinking!

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