Caol Ila 1984 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
29 years old
Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
23 Jan 2014 5:23 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 330.00

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106 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1984 CA

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points

  1. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 92 points Super Administrator

    Most remarkable is the cinnamon I can smell so obviously. And then there's the medicinal/cough syrup taste. In between these extremes I agree with all tasting notes below.
    Amazing Caol Ila!

  2. Dris scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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      90 90
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      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Bishlouk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very complex, suave, calm, rustic. "Gentleman countryman" would fit him well as a description to define it in two words. No aggressiveness, all finesse.
    • Nose
      As he first bites into the nostrils, directly after pouring the dram, it is better to let him breathe a few moments. Then, the smells of lemon zest, hot ash smoke, heather and wild mushrooms follow each other and telescope. A little resinous wax thereafter. After about ten minutes, the nose becomes calm and becomes more linear.
    • Taste
      The texture is very oily, oily; it lines the mouth. Ashes and hot stones. Apricot and pineapple creep in. Citrus jam (but it's only slightly tart). Some resinous hints.
    • Finish
      Average. Ashes warm up in the throat, while pepper salutes the palate. Black buttered mushrooms fill the mouth.

  4. Falnor scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tasted it next to the Ardmore of the small batch serie. Loved that one, but this is a whole other level! It's true that you can't go wrong with old Caol Ila, but with prices this high you sure want to know if it's worth it.

    The nose, bingo! Fruit, sweet old fruit that is warming and balance out the smoke and alcohol. If you just want peat, buy something young. Oranges, vanilla, chocolate, peach, spices, campfire on the beach. You can easily drift away on this one.

    Bought it for my brother in law and we will open this bottle in feb. 2014 when my son will be born. 

  5. Schafranek scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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    • Taste
      91 91
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      91 91

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. alectron scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Dramfest 2014, single dram note.
    • Nose
      Fishy, smokey, cinnamon, ozone. (89)
    • Taste
      oily, sweet, faint plastic. (88)
    • Finish
      old/cold smoke, cinnamon. (90)

  9. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes from Mark Watt (WM Cadenhead):

    Nose: Orange zest, sweet smoke, pickles, white chocolate and sweet paprika.

    Palate: More spice and orange oils. Growing smoke and sesame oil. A big mouth coating whisky.

    Finish: Big oily fruitiness gives way to growing dry smoke, cracked black pepper and a touch of praline.


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