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Caol Ila 1998

Overall rating
87.92/100
votes
91
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2015
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2015
Casktype
American Oak, Moscatel, Oak Puncheons
Number of bottles
1500
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281041216
Bottled for
Feis Ile 2015
Added on
26 May 2015 6:53 pm by Eneloop2009
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 315,01

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1998

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.92 points

  1. DenisL scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22) Shikarno ... aromatic and tasty (91)
    • Nose
      Dry, lemon drops ... eucalyptus ... grass ... pharmacy ... overfried sunflower oil
    • Taste
      The taste is soft, sweet ... peat and ashes ... lemon ... pepper (23)
    • Finish
      Finish spicy ... dry ... ash and fruit salad and lacquered wood ... burnt match ... (23)

  2. magic_slim scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very good Caol Ila bottling.
    • Nose
      Peaty, maritim and mineral aromas at first nosing. There are notes of paraffin, smoke and green apples as well. A lovely nose.
    • Taste
      Smoked apple with pepper and salt at first mouthfeel. Very spicy, dry and peaty. An oily licorice aroma and notes of ashes are coming up. Very nice and tasty.
    • Finish
      Long, warming from deep inside with notes of ashes and peat and a dry, dusty aftertaste.

  3. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/caol-ila-19982015-573-vol-ob-feis-ile-2015/

  4. Albaron scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Very promising in the nose, but can not hold in the mouth and then mutates again to a typical Caol Ila, albeit one of the better. Definitely better than the 2014er
    • Nose
      Strong alcohol notes, kumquats, phenolic smoke, some ashes, oily, vanilla, some caramel
    • Taste
      sweet, phenolic smoke, vanilla, tannins, here too the kumquats, but more restrained, some oak and herbs, above all lies a liquor mist
    • Finish
      light smoke, fading and oak, quite long

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2015]  I had this dram during a "Feis Ile 2015" tasting at Bonn.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90. I took no detailed notes.

  6. Landryn scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    again a really great Caol Ila, does not quite come to the 2013 Feis filling, but much is not missing. The high-end version of the Caol Ila Distiller's Edition.
    • Nose
      Pure: unmistakably Caol Ila, marvelously maritime, but also the same dark, heavy sweetness from the Muskatellerfässer. Honeydew melon, banana and peach fall on as fruit notes. I would classify the smoke as more subtle. With a little bit of water he gets even more coastal. Honey notes increase, beautiful and round, a certain fruit acid reminiscent of white wine character. A great nose overall!
    • Taste
      Pure: strong, sharp start with white pepper and a fair amount of salt. At the second sip already milder, white chocolate, spicy peat, bread, caraway. Delicious! With a little bit of water, the smoke takes something, even the sweetness comes through better, now nut flavors from the wine barrel. Benefit from the water.
    • Finish
      medium long, smoky, dry.

  8. megabreit did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Amazingly mild start for a Caol Ila. This malt develops only after a few seconds in the mouth its power and its aromas.
    • Nose
      cold smoke, orange tones, a little soapy
    • Taste
      Barley malt, chocolate and a touch of pancakes with maple syrup and cinnamon
    • Finish
      long, glowing and drier without losing the pancake sweetness, on the palate remains smoke with a dust note and a touch of damp wood in the sun

  9. hettrum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Hane*92 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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