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Caol Ila 1992 SMWS 53.235

Overall rating
87.45/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Smoke and Mirrors
Vintage
22.06.1992
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Ex-White Wine Hogshead
Casknumber
53.235
Number of bottles
198
Strength
51.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 Jun 2016 7:54 am by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 155,29

2 × in wishlist

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Expert Senior Elber10
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13 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Connoisseur SanctTom
92
Expert Senior Port Ardbeg
91
Connoisseur Mannix65
90
Member Senior soarnity
89
Expert Junior WhiskyDON
88
Connoisseur QuarterCentury
88
Connoisseur Fernet Branco
88
Member Senior Papercup
87
Moderator z-imaging
86
Expert Senior Pxrider
86
Expert Senior Entscheidung
85
Expert Junior Rasti86
84
Expert Senior inchmurray
81

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1992 SMWS 53.235

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.45 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A complex chameleon, - to enjoy with and without water parallel, amazing difference - a great drop that is fun for a long time
    • Nose
      Smoky and fleshy, Leukoplast plasters, some iodine ointment, grape juice, old balsamic vinegar, Chinese Sa-Cha duck in dark soy or Hoisinsauce

      With water, the smoke fades into the background, instead, it becomes salty and maritime, his old age becomes clearer
    • Taste
      Present camp smoke, rhubarb, but also quite a phenolic component is noticeable, subtle sweetness and fleshiness - as a companion to Asian duck conceivable, spreads voluminous in the mouth, ripe gooseberries and licorice

      with water it becomes rounder and denser, looks even more mature
    • Finish
      very long and smoky, spicy - keeps extremely long in the mouth and throat - top

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Fernet Branco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose can be quite hope: Distinct smoke, bacon, light "soup soup" (celery, paprika, lovage). On the train then enormously versatile. Very spicy, very smoky - and "sweet-sweet". In the second start then a little sulfur ... tar and lukewarm asphalt. The body is light yet powerful. Like an ascetic marathon runner ... and so the finish: already dressed shortly after the start and pulled through to the finish. Terrific! Spectacular Caol Ila with the makings of a classic! And then ... if you think, now it's all over: Ritter Sport "Asphalt-Nut-Chocolate" :-)
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Autumn sunset

    Flavour profile: Peated

    Smoky, fruity and meaty aromas were interestingly entwined;
    balsamic roasted strawberries with dark chocolate, tea smoked duck with lime
    hoisin and smoked orange marmalade. The taste was like honey soy ginger roast
    pork belly with molasses roasted onions. As soon as you added water the smoke
    almost disappeared replaced by a waxy, oily and salty scent like eating fish
    and chips wrapped in greaseproof paper on a pebble beach and in the finish,
    creamy vanilla porridge with brown sugar apples. After 23 years in an
    ex-bourbon refill barrel, we transferred this whisky directly into a white wine
    cask for the remainder of its maturation.

    Drinking tip: Changes completely when adding water

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