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Overall rating
85.78/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
Spirits Shop' Selection
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
599
Strength
40.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Samurai Label
Barcode
4260274391426
Added on
27 Apr 2016 2:27 pm by Dominique69
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 244,56

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1997 Sb

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.78 points

  1. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Caol Ila 19 yo 1997/2016 (40.2%, Sansibar and S Spirits, sherry, 599 bottles)
    I’m sure it was ‘natural cask strength’. Did they store it in the
    dampest, coldest warehouse in Scotland? Colour: full gold. Nose: as
    delicate as an old dry white wine, perhaps a very old manzanilla? Lovely
    old leather, walnut wine, earth, ‘a city just after the first rain’,
    many herbal teas, fresh asparagus, old wine cellar, saltpetre, touches
    of camphor, moss, mushrooms… I short, it’s extremely tertiary. Mouth:
    something really different. Blind, I’d have said it’s an old peater from
    G&M’s old ‘brown’ Connoisseur’s Choice series. Burnt walnut cake, a
    little marmalade, touches of bitter caramel, cedar wood, black tobacco,
    some kind of dry balsamic vinegar (only cheap industrial ones are sweet
    anyway), only hints of bitter oranges… I’m not sure it’s technically
    perfect, but its got many charms, for sure. Finish: a little short, and a
    little oaky/drying. Eating tobacco. Comments: it hasn’t got the
    youngsters’ brightness and punch, and sure the peat’s not big here, but
    it’s got something sexy. Hard to describe. SGP:464 - 85 points.

    Whiskyfun.com

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