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Caol Ila 25-year-old

Overall rating
89.45/100
votes
106
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Natural Cask Strength
Vintage
1979
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill American and European Oak
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L5235CM000
Barcode
5000281019574
Added on
08 Oct 2007 6:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 508,72

33 × in wishlist

106 × member ratings

175 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 25-year-old

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.45 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Fairly mild and dry peat smoke, some dusty wood note, very oily and nutty, a coastal saltiness, seashells and seaweed, faint white unripe melon and fennel, also a mild vanilla in the background.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Quite sharp and spicy, peat smoke, vegetal oils, salty and sweet, some liquorice and pepper like wood notes.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long: liquorice, a mild oak wood note and salty soy sauce fading into a black pepper spicyness.

  2. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    21 22 22 21 86

  3. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F21 B21

  4. kot1803 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. GJR scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. torstenB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    This bottling doesn't offer huge complexity, but it offers a great balance. I think it is a bit underrated, and still offers value for money considering its moderate price increase. Consider to buy this instead of a expensive Port Ellen
    • Nose
      Green flavours, olives, kippers and maybe oysters, seeweed
    • Taste
      lemons, liquorice and plenty of aniseed
    • Finish
      smoky

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at WTF2017 - August 2017

    take everything that is good on a standard Caol Ila 12, and double it. More taste, same amount of clean peat, and a nice kick of the alcohol. Simply splendid stuff. Enough said :)

    #450
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. hans1971 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at the Henri Loves the 70's-tasting WCY
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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