Caol Ila 1993 DR

Overall rating
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
21 years old
Sherry Butt
11144 (Part)
Number of bottles
56.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Exclusive for Germany
de Germany
Added on
13 Sep 2014 7:19 pm by whiskyman_de
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139,40

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1993 DR

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.69 points

  1. ErzWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      some smoked bacon; dry sour; fresh with citrus notes; something phenolic
    • Taste
      clearly smoke; strong; Herbs
    • Finish
      dry; long; minimal bitterness; again clearly smoke / peat

  2. Helgo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The nose I feel in contrast to the body still the most exciting ... Then the whisky flattens unfortunately. With a little bit of water all flavors vanish immediately. Without water, however, the alcohol is too dominant for me. However, I appreciate the sticky sweetness, which also brings this CI with it.
    The wort is missing a bit. The smoke is very dominant despite the age.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Albaron scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    A sealed whisky, comparatively flat in flavors, barely complex, oak and smoke dominate

    Created during a blind operation.
    • Nose
      oily, phenolic smoke, lemon, some vanilla, salty, slightly alcoholic
    • Taste
      strong onset, oily, phenolic strong smoke, citrus aroma, some vanilla, oak
    • Finish
      Smoke, oak

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The notes were recorded during a blind sample!
    • Nose
      Hui, quite a lot of banana at once !, mixed with noticeable smoke, the smoke is more in the spicy direction, like smoked ham, in connection with the banana makes an interesting mix, again and again I have to think of these sugar foams of Haribo, vanilla is definitely there too, but it is very difficult to identify more notes besides the banana
      With water: if it had not already been pure banana, I would say even more bananiger
    • Taste
      Here, too, much more smoke than in the nose, smoked ham, also again a lot of salt, light sweetness, vanilla, the banana is now missing, alcohol well integrated
    • Finish
      Here the banana comes in the background again, the smoke is less, but then it lasts the longest.

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A clean ex-Bourbon barrel smoker. The age is noticeable to him, the nose is light, but complex and beautiful. In the mouth then quite a peat bomb.
    • Nose
      Limoncello, sweet and fresh, then slightly cooked pear. A hint of peat, some marzipan, almost woodfree. With water, the nose is a bit lighter, it adds light maritime notes. Nevertheless, rather a fresh and light nose, little peat.
    • Taste
      strong, smoky, ashen, astonishingly tart.
    • Finish
      Ashes, tart notes, menthol, fruity with time, the limoncello comes to light again.

  6. Gloin scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An impressive Islay whisky that beautifully combines citrus and medicinal smoke. A first-rate, boisterous and untamed smoker.
    • Nose
      Lemons and smoke, slightly artificial and medicated, engine oil, sweet, grapefruit. The nose is getting better, the longer the whisky has breathed in the glass
    • Taste
      The impressions of the nose are confirmed, again citrus fruits are paired with medicinal smoke, after a short moment comes a sharp impression, which is replaced by a light, sweet vanilla note at the end
    • Finish
      astringent, strong smoke and bitter oak, citrus fruit, the medicinal impression remains long on the palate, long finish

  7. ASWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    tasting note of a blindtasting:
    Much more intense, sharp smoke, charcoal,
    something sweet and something soft

    Smoky start
    The smoke is a bit spicy and medicated
    In the smoke is sweet fruit, smoldering charcoal
    Very warm, almost hot in the throat

    dry, long
    the finish is the most beautiful thing about him

    by 83 points
    my advice:
    a Caol Ila edit
    Last year I gave him 86 points!

  8. ASWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Dieter_W scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I'm not a big Coal Ila fan, but that's one beautiful Coal Ila. It does not always have to be a first sherry keg.
    • Nose
      sweet-smoked bacon, ham cubes - grated coconut, citrus-fruity after flower meadow
    • Taste
      Smoke . flowery lemon shells - vanilla - very nice nut flavors
    • Finish
      very shortly after fruit gum maybe still a little bitter note

  10. ASWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    an Islay smoker classic and delicious
    unfortunately an alcohol note in the mouth (cost 2 points)

    mmh, I like them indeed
    • Nose
      sweet and sour cucumber juice,
      chocolate green notes, herbs,
      yellow fruits,
      lemon balm Peat smoke with cucumber water
    • Taste
      Tingling on the tongue
      the sweet and sour cucumber water
      a little yellow fruit
      and a lot of chocolate
      alcohol grade
    • Finish
      a little bitter at the beginning
      Aroma smoke after cold ash
      malty peat
      apricot Sweet

      the smelted wood


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