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Overall rating
90.09/100
votes
35
Whiskybase ID
WB45436
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 16
Vintage
1979
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
33 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
55
Strength
52.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Oct 2013 4:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 222.99

27 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1979 MBa

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.09 points

  1. ManoCornuta scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A hyper atypical nose: sardines! anchovies galore! fish juice, a metal side mercurochrome type, it can be off but taking his time is intriguing and hyper original, I am impressed
    Palate: beautiful syrupy texture, maritime, salt, tar, anchovies and lemon confit
    Finale: nice outfit, salt, martime and candied lemon again.
    Swims very well the salt is calm with the water and the sweet lemon unfolds.
    Hyper atypical bravo
    91/100 limit 92 because it's original but hyper austere all the same. A whisky that we do not forget!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby

    great old Caol Ila (poor man's Port Ellen) thanks Dennis!
    • Nose
      oily, briny, fat and heath  
    • Taste
      grassy, briny - salt and peat
    • Finish
      earthy, peat and spices - pepper

  4. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Pretty special. A lot of lemon peat, strong medicinal hints, and metallic touches. Ruben talks about mercurochrome notes, it's fair enough.
    • Taste
      it's a bit sweet and peaty
    • Finish
      long

  5. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 92 points Super Administrator

    Beatiful sweet old Caol Ila. Compliments to Martin Diekmann for selecting this cask.

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