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Caol Ila 1982 Wy

Overall rating 31 votes 89.72
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Smoke on the Water
Vintage
1982
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
255
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Aug 2014 9:31 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 182,00

2 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: $ 450,00

Buy in Market

Tastingtags

7 Notes

Monsieur Dram
Expert Senior Monsieur Dram Tasting note
06 Oct 2016 8:41 am
Monsieur Dram gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

puissant, mais fin et délicat. La fumée se fait discrète pour laisser place à des arômes très maritimes : huitres, algues, anchois. L’ensemble est très salé et, avec l’ouverture, nous ferait presque penser à de la tapenade (olives, câpres, anchois, citron). A cela s’ajoutent quelques noisettes et amandes ainsi que des notes de foin, amenant une certaine sécheresse à ce Caol Ila 1982, qui se complexifie avec l’arrivée de notes médicinales (camphre, antiseptique). En arrière plan, on devine un côté fruité, très discret, mais qui joue son rôle parfaitement.

Taste

franche et bien ciselée. C’est assez sec dans l’ensemble avec une fumée bien présente, de la noisette, de l’amande, ainsi qu’une bonne dose de sel. Quelques notes de pelures de pomme ainsi que du citron amènent de l’acidité, les notes d’herbes aromatiques (thym, laurier) et médicinales de la complexité, l’eucalyptus et la menthe de la fraîcheur, le poivre du relief et les fruits (pomme, ananas) de la douceur. Bref, vous l’aurez compris, c’est ici complexe, riche et vraiment bien fichu.

Finish

longue sur des notes de fumées, de coquillages, de sel, de poivre, de menthe, d’herbes aromatiques, de citron. Bref, c’est long, c’est bon et on ne voudrait pas que ça se termine.

Comments

Rien à dire. Tout est à sa place. C'est parfait, ça fait voyager. On se dit "pfouaa, qu'est-ce que c'est bon", et ça n'arrive pas souvent de nos jours. Alors, oui, si vous avez une bouteille de ce Caol Ila, félicitations. Si vous n'en avez pas, essayez quand même de le goûter, ça en vaut la chandelle !

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
25 Sep 2016 1:24 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 87 points

Nice but would have scored more with a longer finish

Weighted Rate
87.4
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
86
Price
87
Presentation
87
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
25 Sep 2016 1:27 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Brine, lemon, fresh crisp peat, a little bitter apple.

Taste

Very fresh & citrusy but it is also quite waxy on the tongue. There is a little blood orange and some lemon sherbet but also a little bitterness from the sherry

Finish

Medium length and sweet to the finish.

Comments

Nice easy drinking Caol Ila at 46%

Ciro
Connoisseur Ciro Review note
01 Jul 2015 9:52 pm
Ciro gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.4
Nose
89
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
86
Price
87
Presentation
87
Eneloop2009
Expert Senior Eneloop2009 Review note
05 May 2015 10:55 am
Eneloop2009 gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
91.8
Nose
93
Initial taste
92
Body
90
Finish
92
Price
93
Presentation
91
Doppelpass
Expert Senior Doppelpass Note
28 Nov 2014 11:03 pm
Doppelpass gave this whisky 87 points

Slight disappointment, not enough punch IMO. This dram doesn't rock.

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cavalier66
Expert Senior cavalier66 Note
31 Oct 2014 1:04 pm

SV: 92

Caol Ila 1982/2014 ‘Smoke on the Water’ (46%, Wemyss Malt, hogshead, 255 bottles) Five stars I‘m not sure Wemyss are the first to nickname a peater ‘smoke on the water’. One must take risks! (But they may have chosen this name at… around 4 in the morning, while listening to Ian Gillan and gang.) Colour: pale gold. Nose: these whiskies are evident, they do not need to argue, you cannot do anything against them. Magnificently elegant, very racy, superbly balanced. Seashells, fresh walnuts, small lemons, almond oil, pu-erh tea, brine, fresh butter. Perfect combo at an oh-so approachable strength. Mouth: oh my how good this is! Again, the strength is perfect (cask strength is not always the best choice, in my opinion), and the flavours, the flavours! Olive brine, lemon juice, two anchovies and one sardine, cigar smoke, green apples, oysters, one drop of cough syrup, a little grapefruit… Coal Ila ages wonderfully and gracefully, and this is just another proof. It’s just like that American actress in House of Cards, Robin Wright. Please excuse me. Isn’t she American? Finish: medium length, super, briny, ashy, lemony and smooth at the same time. Comments: £120 a bottle. You read that right. Google is your friend, we don’t do smelly affiliation. SGP:467 - 92 points.

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