Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Wilson & Morgan (WM)
Bottling serie
Barrel Selection
Stated Age
18 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
58.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
04 Apr 2014 7:32 am by patrick geniet van
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 286.00

29 × in wishlist

66 × member ratings

74 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1995 WM

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.03 points

  1. GlenPiWi scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    From the Wilson & Morgan website:

    Caol Ila 18yo "Sherry Wood" butt #10028
    The success of our first full sherry Caol Ila was expected. We knew we had a gem, and everybody loved it: when peated Islay meets Oloroso sherry, the result can often be stunning. If we have to nitpick, this sister cask is just as sherried as #10027 but maybe a tad smoother and even better integrated. Again, expect lots of tar, leather, liquorice, with an aromatic herbal overtone to add complexity to the winey and smoky character. And if you pay attention, also a stunning note of orange rind. This is a bottling which will become legendary for its quality and rarity (how many sherried Caol Ilas have you had a chance to taste?), so hurry up to pick one because there aren’t many around!
    Distilled: 1995 Bottled: 2013 Vol: 58,6% Outturn: 494 Code: W&M167

  2. bokhanov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Perfectly balanced. Each sip opens new notes. Absolutely not typical Caol Ila. I will certainly try again in winter. It seems to me then it will open completely.

  3. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Davidveen scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

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

  5. mordread scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Terrific whisky.

  6. Roland7 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate, leather, sulfur, fuel oil, burning rubber, burnt wood, fried seeds, tobacco, dried leaves, juniper, red berries, dumplings with cherries.

  7. WhiskyMaddin scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    What a dram!
    Warm start of sherry, then some pepper and spice in the middle part - finally comes the well-known Caol Ila with some iodine and phenol ... excellent!
    I love him :-)

  8. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    expected more, but in principle it was very good, there was not enough of something for stepping into the big leagues
    • Nose
      Originally it was just a well-peated Ayla, a powerful, moderately noble, but after a while clearly some kind of coniferous-eucalyptus tones appeared that an association with the peat Yamazaki 18
    • Taste
      powerful, juicy, a set of dark fruits, but without raisins
    • Finish
      long, warming, dryness of a tree and at the same time juiciness of fruit

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    N: Soot, kippers and garden plant grow-spray.
    T: Why don't they make smoky biscuits with an oily-treacle, herbal, grain-sugar complex? It’s certainly a combination that works beautifully here.
    F: Lots of smoke, chewy smoke.
    C: Fabulous, one of the best whiskies of the show. Blog

    Scores an A[-]

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92


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