Caledonian 1987 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
28 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
52.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 Jul 2016 8:23 am by st7
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 207.42

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19 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caledonian 1987 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.31 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur


    A bonus/night cap dram? Why not! Tasted blind.
    N: Clearly a grain. I guess an older bourbon-cask Port Dundas. Struggling with the rum-like column-y profile & strength at first, every minute revealing more of an underlying complexity.
    T: For sure it’s a grain and a calm one despite the strength, one that provides a steady ride. Far creamier and fruitier with water.
    F: It soon lifts off which tells you how affirming the palate has been. I note fruity vanilla and cola notes at the death, but my palate is rather over-exerted at this point.
    C: Hard to fault, so I wont.

  2. nallacam scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    vanilla, wax, varnish, sugar, a little sweet, mixed sweet and macerated fruits, and tart apple.
    the mouth brings a bitterness characteristic of the grain, almost austere, then the vanilla returns, again the acidulous fruit, also sweet that fills the creamy mouth, the coco then appears.
    the final on the same scents, the varnish even stronger, the vanilla cooked, wood left and a little astringency.

  4. Gaija scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    [Tasting session closer - n°14 - quick note - BLIND] And thank god it was blind. I recognize that I might be (negatively) partial towards grain whisky, so having one without knowing it was great. Even though I ended up guessing it was one, it took me a lot of time, and it wasn't obvious at all. This is, to date, probably the best grain I've had, and I though it was nice to have a dram that breaks my prejudices. Maybe by the end of the line-up I was getting a little enthusiatic, but, there, it's part of the experience too. 87-88
    • Nose
      It has a lot of fruits actually, with forest strawberries, peach, crème chantilly and a touch of pepper. Very nice. Even some raspberry maybe ? There's a bit of acetone-y varnish afterwards, which make me think that a grain whisky is a plausible hypothesis. In any case, it's very nice. There's a distinctive note of Fristi.
    • Taste
      The alcohol kicks a bit but afterwards we're having a light pina colada with strawberry fruitella. The especially light texture and the pina colada profile comfort me in the grain hypothesis. That Fristi feeling persists.
    • Finish
      Long, milky, with little red fruits.

  5. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A classic grain, on sweet and vanilla. Not bad, but it becomes quickly disgusting so this profile puts the liquoreux forward.
    • Nose
      Acacia honey, vanilla. The alcohol stings on the nose. From the caramelized walnut hull.
    • Taste
      Sweet syrup. Red apple, lemon candy. Then comes a little pepper and vanilla strong present.
    • Finish
      A slight bitterness of nut skin. Lacquered wood, and a pinch of sweet spices.


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