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Overall rating
86.00/100
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1
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Distillery
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Refill American Oak Hogshead
Casknumber
13374
Number of bottles
317
Strength
57.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L3846BB
Added on
06 May 2009 1:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 323.58

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1991 AD

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

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    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 317 bottles from cask no 13374
    Not as widely promoted as other Islay distilleries (because it is in big demand by the Johnnie Walker blends) Caol Ila is nevertheless a classic ‘big’ Islay malt. This is a ‘beginners’ example of the make. The bottling is from a re-fill American oak hogshead, which has coloured the whisky pale gold. The first nose is more Speyside than Islay – acid drops, pear drops, soor ploom sweeties, with only a trace of smoke-and-carbolic in the background. Water raises this, however, but in a clean, fresh way – dentists’ mouthwash and Andrew’s Liver salts come first, before the familiar Wright’s Coal Tar soap – and there is even a good sprinkling of fresh basil leaves. The mouthfeel is pleasantly full-bodied and the primary taste sweeter and fruitier than usual, although backed by masses of smoke. We were reminded of fruity barbeque sauce, and would recommend it to accompany such al fresco entertainment.

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