Overall rating
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
World Whiskies - Individual Cask
Stated Age
24 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
53.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Jul 2016 2:43 pm by Bishlouk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 150.25

26 × in wishlist

53 × member ratings

64 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cooley 24-year-old CA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.59 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2019] Why not an Irish whisk(e)y tonight? They really improved the quality of their bottlings over the last decade, and Cadenhead usually offers good stuff...

    ...like this one. This Irish comes closer to the fine old Islay drams of the sixties than the average Islay stuff of today. It shows an adorable mix of delicious fruits and (not too heavy) maritime peaty notes with many old style flavours like waxes, chalk and oils. And it owns a very interesting and tasty salty touch that I like.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers a fruity and slightly peaty profile with some oily and earthy (pine needles) notes. Balanced and without any off-note - I like that. After some breathing the fruits vanish and more chalky-mineral notes pop up together with some salty-maritime impressions.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste is fruity sweet with more peaty flavours than I expected from the nose. But it is a fine combo and it is quite salty (as if they reduced the spirit with sea water before filling the cask), very unusual but not bad at all. It makes me thirsty, actually. After some chewing waxes and stronger sugars push back the fruits while maintaining the bitter-sweet-salty balance.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is long and turns even more salty and maritime-peaty. No drying feeling at all, just the peat adds a slight bitterness which is not distracting at all. Water releases earthy-floral aromas in the nose and turns the taste smoother (the layers intermingle now) hence even more quaffable. I like to explore this dram neat and prefer to drink it somewhat reduced to about 45% abv.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Peat slightly acrid which tends to hide the fruits. The smoke is gradually dissipating. Austere profile, with brine, olives. Some minerality. It looks like a Ben Nevis saline.
      Adding water spreads the salty side.
    • Taste
      Peat reaffirmed. Great flexibility. A profile of "cask finish rum" sometimes. Viscous texture.
    • Finish
      Coffee, exotic fruits, smoke, caramel. Intense !
      With water, tight coffee, sea salt.

      Nose & Mouth: 3/5
      Final: 4/5

      Whiskey # 1812

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Now I must admit I added a healthy drop of water to this, too much I thought (by mistake) but actually it is a good swimmer.
    With water the peat is still evident and the white fruits are still present, the fruit seems to grow on pineapple, sweet grapefruit hints of lemon & lime peel, gets a little fizzy after a while, great balance and full of flavour.
    This was a bit of a surprise to me, excellent stuff.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. pegu scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Classic peated irish malt
    • Nose
      89 89
      First impression is smoke, not heavy but obvious, the vanilla is coming up behind the smoke, a hint of citrus (maybe grapefruit), a little bit grassy, at the end steamed vegetables.
    • Taste
      88 88
      a short sweetnes, replaced by a remarkable spiciness , then a flush of vanilla and at the the smoke.
    • Finish
      89 89
      quite warming and long, coming up with a sweetnes and again this citrus taste.

  5. schero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An interesting Irishman with nice corners
    • Nose
      Grapefruit, slightly bitter citrus notes, lemon zest, vanilla, spicy, light grassy, ​​slightly mineral
    • Taste
      Very light citrus notes at the beginning, some lemon peel, effervescent powder, again a lot of spice
    • Finish
      Oak and citrus notes, slightly warm, slightly bitter but longer finish

  6. cuhp scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Quite good! 
    • Nose
      Wet paper, caramel, strawberry sweets, cream, orange.
    • Taste
      Light peat, oak, burned caramel, bitterness.
    • Finish
      Caramel, vanilla, bitter

  7. Jour.Ray did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Serge rated this one 91 Points

  8. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89


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