Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
La Maison du Whisky (LMDW)
Bottling serie
Artist #4
Stated Age
30 years old
Number of bottles
53.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 oct 2014 2:31 pm by P.A.O.K.you_are
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 490.10

24 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1983 LMDW

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.15 points

  1. Unclimbability scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Colour: Light Gold

    Body: Medium/Full

    Nose: Still quite peaty for it's age. Complex with the peat merging with a BBQ note (quite sweet)- Sweet BBQ sauce, a fantastic sooty lemon note, fizzy lemon sherbet, a little stewed pear, a little fresh pineapple and mango, lots of cough sweets. Underneath that there's windswept beaches- Salty sea air. I find it quite meaty really- BBQ on the beach, slightly scorched pork? Lathered in BBQ sauce. Huge dry oak starting to come out now. After oxidising- Next to no meatiness and a lot more fresh fruitiness. Zesty, juicy and fresh lemon, lime, pear, mango, melon and pineapple. Really reminds me of a more intense 25yo Laphroaig.

    Water: More dry oak, sandalwood, the peat is more smoking heather and less BBQ. Complex lemon- Juice joining the sherbet, lemon fizzy sweets, lemon chewy sweets, delicious grilled pineapple, caramelised honey. A little mineral after a bit with burnt pipe tobacco and cigar.

    Taste: Sweet initially, then the peat starts creeping out and battles with the immense sweetness. The cough sweets are back, lots of lemon, lemon sherbert, quite fizzy, lime, pineapple, mango, a lot of melon, pineapple, quite tropical and juicy. The oak is there, merging with the peat, driftwood fires, salty dry oak. In short it's huge, hugely complex and quite overwelmingly so. Big sweetness fighting with big oakiness, goes quite quiet into the finish though.

    Water: The peat and the oak are a bit more creamy, the sweetness more to start and the peat taking over after a bit, peat smoke, quite phenolic with cough sweets. A sherry sweetness starts coming out after some time- Quite juicy with melon, mango, grapefruit and pineapple then very zesty with lemon and lime.

    Finish: Long/Very long length. Instantly receeds with cough sweets then dry oak and lemon sherbet linger for ages.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Luigisim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    You hardly find an aged Caol Ila that is not at least fantastic. This is a standard fantastic old aged Caol Ila.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Amazing peat. Usually Caol Ila is a bit shy at nose, this one it is not, full of energies and vibrant peat
    • Taste
      90 90
      Islay: smoke, salt, sea
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long and peated

  3. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89


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