Overall rating
92.12/100
votes
19
Whiskybase ID
WB61816
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Centenary Reserve
Vintage
1966
Bottled
1995
Calculated age
29 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Added on
01 dec 2014 1:33 pm by ARDBERG
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 146.40

3 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 1966 GM

5 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.12 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    Complex, balanced, doesn't have to be a peat bomb - fantastic!
    • Nose
      95 95
      Tons of dried fruits, dates, figs, plums, dried apricots, acacia honey, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, hints of toasted bread, sherry wood, milk chocolate, spices, litle nutmeg, little peat - superb!
    • Taste
      96 96
      Little punchy, oily, liquorice, good sweetness, more dried fruits, more toffee, more chocolate, more spices, hints of smoke and leather (good one), more sherry wood - excellent!
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, warm, more spices, herbs, more woody notes, still some sweetness, not drying - great!

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  3. saothangbay scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Excellent
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. checkpointrk scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. Fight65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Extremly long finish for 40%!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. checkpointuk scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Complete Tasting notes: http://www.weinkenner.de/2012/caol-ila-youngster-meets-oldster-managers-choice-trifft-1966er-centenary-reserve-gm-25150/ Color: amber Nose: Soft and pleasant. Sherrysuesse, dark chocolate, cocoa, malt, caramel, honey and hazelnut, aromas of apricots and sultanas with beautifully integrated oak notes. Taste: Gentle entry, then comes a strong honey notes with delicate salt, some pepper and notes of dark herbs tea. Only now does the Sherry Sauce, supported by apricots and oranges, set in. Finish: Wonderfully long, the sherry aromas are still preserved, hints of peat and dry, very pleasant oak notes remain on the tongue back Remark: Super long finish for 40%! Constant aromas in the taste without any hue. Terrific! Easy in the same league as the old Pure Malts of Lagavulin. An absolute classic !!! 94 points ( Nose: 93 / G: 94 / F: 94) Price: 650 to 700 euros

  7. checkpointuk scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    this one was going (16.Jan. 2018) to 300 GBP @

     https://whisky.auction/auctions/lot/27105/caol-ila-1966-centenary-reserve~ 400 Euro incl. fee

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