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Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
29.08.1995
Bottled
30.06.2009
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Casknumber
10035
Number of bottles
591
Strength
60.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Jul 2009 1:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65,00

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16 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1995 DR

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. molar3rd scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Straw gold

    Nose: Classic Caol Ila style : Lemon, Fruit, Smoke, and peat. Some turpentine and also sea breeze.

    Palate: Starts sweeter, until the peat avalanche gets into high gear. Tons of peat, quite a lot of smoke, Bacon and spices.a lovely celebration of all things Islay!

    Finish : Peat,bitter coffee, smoke, and burnt bacon.

    Bottom line:

    An utterly enjoyable Caol Ila. Much more complex than the 12 year old version, and a real treat for every Islay lover.I doubt you can get a bottle of this, since they are long gone, but in case you can, grab two, one for me

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  2. whioli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Feusi scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Caol Ila how it must be, you'll love it...
    • Nose
      Behind the smoky and maritim notes some nice vanilla and citrus notes.
    • Taste
      Strong (no wonder with over 60v%)  and peaty with the salty sea wind and with hot spices on the palate.
    • Finish
      Realy long, warming and a lot of islay.

  4. magic_slim scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Good Caol Ila
    • Nose
      Closed with maritime notes and decent whiffs of peat, smoke and wet stones. After wetting the walls of my nosing glass it becomes fresh, tingling and alcoholic with citric and grassy notes. Clean and pleasant.
    • Taste
      Powerful, with mossy peatyness, hot and spicy with lots of pepper and liquorice. Also some tea with lemon zest. There is nothing wrong with this Caol Ila - very tasty.
    • Finish
      Long and warming from deep inside. Spicy, with the notes from the palate lingering on.

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