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Overall rating
85.53/100
votes
60
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Vintage
21.02.2005
Bottled
31.01.2017
Calculated age
11 years old
Casktype
First Fill Sherry Butts
Casknumber
301522+301530+301532
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Apr 2017 8:53 am by Whisky_Momente
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 67,30

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60 × member ratings

99 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2005 GM

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.53 points

  1. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    21 20 21 21 83

  2. toklian scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N21 P20 F20 B21

  3. dr.mad scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. DenisL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Excessive sweetness in the aroma compensates for the salty taste and smoky finish (22) Delicatessen (87)
    • Nose
      The aroma is thick, sticky ... spicy spices ... a drunken highness ... liqueur notes .. (with notes of nut and caramel appearing) peat ... iodine and a pinch of salt (22)
    • Taste
      Salt and biscuit ... smoky (22)
    • Finish
      Caramel in the smoke ... (21)

  5. Zumbar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Lorion scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very good smoker, exciting and intense. 86 points.
    • Nose
      Warm smoke, peaty, some cowshed (hay). Sweet and mineral, as if you were licking the stalactites in a slightly moldy stalactite cave. Baked apple with cinnamon.
      Water: softer, peatier.
    • Taste
      Heavily intense. Neat smoke. Very sweet, honey. The minerals are there and certainly the alcohol.
      Water: sweeter, more pleasing.
    • Finish
      Long and warm, stay a few herbs.

  8. Ulfswhiskysamling scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Ulfswhiskysamling scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    I prefer this one without water
    • Nose
      Enjoy the smooth, well balanced smell and it does not smell as strong as the cask stength says. peaty and smoky, ashy, dried fruits, raisins, smells fresh, lemon peel, 
    • Taste
      Spicy, peppery, ginger, mouth watering, 
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, soft, tobacco,

  10. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

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