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Overall rating
89.33/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
La Maison du Whisky (LMDW)
Bottling serie
Artist #5
Vintage
1984
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
2763
Number of bottles
205
Strength
50.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Jan 2016 1:38 pm by 404fred
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 526,27

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1984 LMDW

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.33 points

  1. eaque scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    From Whiskyfun  November 4, 2015

    Caol Ila 30 yo 1984/2015 (50.5%, La Maison du Whisky, Artist #5, hogshead, 205 bottles) New stuff by the good people at Signatory Vintage bottled for the good people at LMDW in Paris. Now 1984 was a very lousy vintage in Bordeaux… (WTF?) Colour: gold. Nose: that’s the problem with well-aged Caol Ilas, they’re unsurprisingly nice. Seashells, lemon liqueur, resinous peat (putty-like), marzipan, almond oil, carbon paper, old books, a touch of rubber (new wellies)… With water: younger! So not a grandma at all, all it needed was a little water (and not cream sherry…) Mouth (neat): just bloody good, as they say on Islay. Big, peaty, salty, citrusy, oily, a tad sappy, getting grassier (green walnuts)… It’s quite youthful given its age. Could as well have been 15 years old. Finish: ooh, lemons and citrons come out, together with more sharpy almondy aromas. Barley water, putty, linseed oil, all that. The peaty remains heavy. Comments: thirty years, do you mean, fifteen plus fifteen? Because this is bright and youthful. And absolutely excellent. Loved the almondy side. Almost a peat monster. SGP:457 - 90 points.

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