- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 1st and 2nd filled Sherry casks
- Number of bottles
- 50.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 02 Mar 2009 6:03 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1997 GM
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.30 points
- Alternative Islay for the adventurous.
- Not at all bad, but strange, unusual and intriguing.
Briney peat, but not quite up to Islay measure.
Salty sea breeze, a little old oak.
Sweet with a mix of yellow fruit.
Very muted sherry notes, evolves a bit over time.
Damp cardboard is the first that strikes me.
Biting into badly aged and decomposing wood.
The peat is elusive, the sherry even more so.
Unballanced in a way that made me overlook any fruity goodness because the initial arrival took me by complete surprise. Doesn't help with another sip, because it happens repeatedly.
Medium finish, starting of on a strange harsh wood note, but improves when a little bit of spice take over.
- The taste is a little weak, with a good finish.
Strong, from the alcohol. It's a fruity and peaty.
Taste like basement, old socks. The peat/sherry combination doesn't work here.
Long finish, peat with a spicy notes.