Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
60.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Jul 2009 7:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1993 AD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.75 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says;

    Caol Ila 12 yo 1993/2006 (60.0%, Adelphi, cask #6797, 266 bottles) Colour: pale straw. Nose: very typical, maybe even fresher than usual. Beautiful liquorice and smoke plus whiffs of fisherman’s nest. There’s lots of young indie Caol Ilas in the market and some are sometimes a little boring (too similar to justify bottling as a single cask, even if they’re above average) but this one is really great. Development: peatier and rather more medicinal than the usual young Caol Ilas in fact, more like a Laphroaig. Mouth: enjoyable attack on gentian spirit, very earthy, with a very pleasant bitterness (strong green tea). Also apple skin… Less peaty than on the nose but it gets beautifully rounded after a little time, despite the heavy attack. Long and very pleasant finish, spicy and peppery. 89 points.

  2. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 266 bottles from cask no 6797
    Not as widely promoted as other Islay distilleries (because it is in big demand by the Johnnie Walker blends), Caol Ila is nevertheless a classic ‘big’ Islay malt, and this is a good example of the make. The bottling is from a re-fill American oak hogshead, which has allowed the true character of the whisky to come through. The first nose exhibits a lovely freshness, with paint thinners and hair lacquer in the background. This changes quickly into moorish smoked cheese. With water the smoked cheese remains and is joined by pine essence and swimming baths. The palate is fresh and sweet with bags of charcoal, some “Plasticine” and “Uhu” glue. Both powerful and complex at the same time.

  3. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    fantastic nose and very weird taste
    • Nose
      fireworks, meaty - cloves, briny - salt and raspberries
    • Taste
      ashes, floral, men FWP (after shave) and liquorice - zoethout
    • Finish
      oily, polish, grains, briny - beach, smoked cheese


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