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Overall rating
85.64/100
votes
41
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Vintage
08.12.2004
Bottled
07.04.2015
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butts
Casknumber
306613,306614,306616
Strength
60.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
07/04/15 150370
Barcode
5020613053564
Added on
23 Oct 2015 1:32 pm by Norbs
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 69.11

6 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2004 GM

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.64 points

  1. ErrHaBe did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Quite an intense mixture of sweet ash with a little bit of fresh fruit. The Re-Refill Casks (?) are really quite discreet. Would have been interesting to have that from some more active ones. Dilution helps with mouthfeel and fruitiness, but it also brings out this soapy note which I find unpleasant. Nice to taste but nothing to spend my money on...
    • Nose
      Neat: a bit of alcohol in the nose, cold smoke, malt sugar, light fruits (melon and gooseberry), tart. Some spices (clove, allspice), peppery. Wooden sweetness. Water gives more fruit (pear and plum), and some vanilla pudding
    • Taste
      A mix of sweet and dry. Wood tannins. The alcohol is noticeable but not in a bad way. Ashy smoke, vanilla and more spices. Dilution brings out more sweetness, fresh fruit, overall warming. Great velvety moutfeel. At the end there are some sad violets which turn things in a soapy direction that i don't find that pleasant.
    • Finish
      Long and warming with lots of ash and condensate. Finishing with some bitter walnuts

  2. Danbog scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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  3. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    21 20 21 20 82

    today it was very simple ...

  4. toklian scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N21 P20 F20 B20

  5. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Ivynor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A Caol Ila where sherry is little felt. The whole remains very nice and very well done 87 + / 88-
    • Nose
      well iodized, lemony, fresh. Smoke, green apple and ashes. Made young enough
    • Taste
      Rather greedy, oily, sensation of icing sugar, ashes, smoke, iodine. Alcohol very well integrated. Slight notes of plum brandy (maybe sherry) Water brings nothing, if not bitterness
    • Finish
      Long, on the ashes, iodine, plum brandy, icing sugar. Peppery touch

  7. captain_k scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Proefolympics Leader Day sample 3.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample. Thought it was a Ledaig. It's OK, but overpriced.
    • Nose
      Sweet tangerine, peat, pepper, caramel and cardboard. With water less sweet: More citrus and the peat turns more vegetal.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange, pepper and caramel.
    • Finish
      Peat, dark chocolate, orange, lemon and caramel.

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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