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Overall rating
90.23/100
votes
62
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Rare Reserve
Vintage
12.12.1984
Bottled
12.12.2014
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
6261
Number of bottles
228
Strength
52.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
5021944088379
Added on
15 Jan 2015 6:24 pm by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 520,00

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90 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1984 vW

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.23 points

  1. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Single whiskybase sample. 
    • Nose
      Powerful. Fresh paint. Peat. Green tea, Minerals. Lemons. Leafy and mossy. Old wood. Oils.
    • Taste
      Very peaty and oily. Woody. Camphor. Herbal. Citrus. A little cardboard. Some late sweetness - cured ham and bacon. 
    • Finish
      Longish. Lingering sweetness.

  2. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Liquid smokey meat... Very enjoyable!!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful.
    • Nose
      Perfect peaty content, bacon,lemon,curry,tobacco, complex.
    • Taste
      Apricot confiture,smoke, all kinds of fruit, sparkling and fresh.
    • Finish
      Very long, full, smokey and warm, exceptional  good whisky.

  4. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very good , although I wouldn't buy a whole bottle .Happy to have tried it.

    91
    • Nose
      Green olives, salt, pickled peppers, green wood smoke, cold ashes, aged salted bacon.
    • Taste
      Crisp, smoky, leafy notes, sour salted tropical fruits, aged smoked grapefruits, anchoives, even some sweet salted citron waxy notes.
    • Finish
      Not the longest but with islay elegance and nice leafy peatiness.

  5. St. Pauli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A nice and delicate briny dram. Very good to combine with salmon or anchovies. 
    • Nose
      A rather delicate, yet briny dram. It has a moderate amount of (wet and salted) peat, iodine, bbq smoke, bacon, marzipan, and tobacco leaves. Vanilla, candle wax and grapefruit mingle with the honeyed barley. 
    • Taste
      It's full-bodied and powerful, yet not too sweet though. It has this smoky, ashy taste, along with cigar tobacco and cigar box, layers of marzipan, almost a tiramisu like creaminess, and lemon juice. 
    • Finish
      Long, lingering, leaving crispy bacon, boggy peat, marzipan, some pepper and red grapefruit. 

  6. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Iron Lung scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It's not mine at all.
    I imagined this 30y old Caol Ila a bit gentler.
    But I can understand that in some finds much encouragement.

    The taste was the best, then finish and then the nose.

    85 points
    • Nose
      Peat immediately rises in the nose, campfire, burnt wet wood, ash, slightly iodine, in the background discreet lemon
    • Taste
      Very soft in the mouth, smoke, it tingles lightly, salt, lemon
    • Finish
      Smoke but not as extreme as in the nose, iodine, wood, quite a bit away coffee

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

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