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Caol Ila 1984 CA

Overall rating
89.97/100
votes
65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1984
Bottled
12.2013
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
564
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Jan 2014 5:15 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 330,00

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Tastingtags

7 Notes

Ras Mazunga
Super Administrator Ras Mazunga Note
25 Dec 2016 12:01 am
Ras Mazunga gave this whisky 92 points

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!

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cavalier66
Expert Senior cavalier66 Note
28 Aug 2014 2:32 pm

From Serge @ whiskyfun


Caol Ila 29 yo 1984/2013 (55.5%, Cadenhead, Small Batch, 564 bottles) Five stars You may have noticed that this is another 1984. I couldn’t tell you if it’s ex-sherry again, as the excellent people at Cadenhead’s keep using a very laconic ‘matured in oak’ on their labels. I’m sure it’s becoming a funny gimmick, isn’t it. Colour: pale gold. Nose: this one’s a notch rounder, and maybe a tad more buttery too, slightly more herbal (love these whiffs of warm hay in August), with a little more mash and beer, a little more ‘farmyard’ too, more earth for sure, but other than that, it’s globally very similar. The joys of ‘close comparison’. With water: same, more or less. Mouth (neat): finding better new bottlings for less than 500€ a skittle is becoming difficult these days. This is excellent, lemony, herbal, very ‘nervous’, with some mint, aniseed, dill, coriander, lime and lemon, salt, lemongrass, limestone, pepper, coriander, smoky liquorice… It tastes a little younger than 30 I have to say. Oh that’s right, it’s only 29. With water: do not add too much water, it may become a little flabby. Finish: long and more kippery than before. Sharpy lemon. Comments: superb, although it tastes a little younger than ‘old’ Caol Ila. Between both worlds. SGP:466 - 91 points.
P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Tasting note
27 Aug 2014 7:22 pm
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

oily, farmy, dirty, light smoke and vanilla.

Taste

Powerful, oily, spicy, farmy, dirty, sweet and cinnamon.

Finish

Very long, ashes and sweet smoke.

Comments

Another excellent Caol Ila!

alectron
Specialist alectron Tasting note
20 Jun 2014 9:21 am
alectron gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

Fishy, smokey, cinnamon, ozone. (89)

Taste

oily, sweet, faint plastic. (88)

Finish

old/cold smoke, cinnamon. (90)

Comments

Dramfest 2014, single dram note.

Remember - whisky scores and impressions are highly subjective and situational by nature - so don't go and buy whisky according to someone else's taste...
Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Tasting note
13 May 2014 9:58 pm
Bishlouk gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Comme il pique d’abord aux narines, directement après s’être versé le dram , il vaut mieux le laisser respirer quelques instants. Ensuite, les odeurs de zeste de citron, de fumée de cendres chaudes, de bruyère et de champignons des bois se suivent et se télescopent. Un peu de cire résineuse par la suite. Après une dizaine de minutes, le nez se calme et devient plus linéaire.

Taste

La texture est très huileuse, grasse ; ça tapisse la bouche. Des cendres et des pierres chaudes. De l’abricot et de l’ananas s’insinuent. De la confiture d’agrumes (mais ce n’est que légèrement acidulé). Quelques relents résineux.

Finish

Moyenne. Des cendres s’échauffent dans la gorge, tandis que du poivre salue le palais. Des champignons noirs au beurre emplissent la bouche.

Comments

Très complexe, suave, calme, rustique. ‘’Gentleman campagnard’’ lui irait bien comme description pour le définir en deux mots. Aucune agressivité, tout en finesse.

Titi94
Expert Senior Titi94 Note
19 Apr 2014 12:49 pm

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.
Falnor
Expert Senior Falnor Note
29 Jan 2014 11:08 am
Falnor gave this whisky 91 points

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. 


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