Caol Ila 1982 / 28 Year Old / Cask #6514 / Berry Bros & Rudd

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Caol Ila 1982 / 28 Year Old / Cask #6514 / Berry Bros & Rudd
70cl / 56.4%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Berry Bros & Rudd
A Berry's release of 28 year old single cask whisky from Caol Ila, distilled in 1982 and bottled in 2011 at cask strength.
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More Details:
CountryScotlandRegionIslayBottlerBerry Bros & RuddBottling StatusDiscontinuedAge28 Year OldVintage1982Bottling Date2011Cask Number6514Chill FilteredNo
Tasting Notes:
Tasting Notes by Whisky Fun (Serge Valentin)

Colour: Straw.

Nose: This, is different. Much sharper, zesty and mineral than the 1983s, more ‘chiselled’, less rounded (not that the 1983s were ‘rounded’ whiskies) and with more soot, smoke and ashes. It’s rather more coastal as well – more seawater than brine.
With water: The differences with the 1983s are even more obvious. Bandages, kippers, graphite oil…

Mouth (neat): Exactly the same feeling as on the nose. Ultra-zesty, lemony, sharp like a blade (well, as sharp as a 29yo whisky can be) and absolutely wonderful if you’re an aficionado of this style. Rieslingesque, as barbarians would say. A lot of salt too.
With water: Perfect. Right between a slightly candied fruitiness (kumquats) and all things coastal/peaty. Finish: long, with touches of olives and tar. The lemon is back in the aftertaste.

Comments: A good example of one of these old Caol Ilas that are true bang-for-the-buck whiskies. At less than £100 a bottle (google is your friend), it’s all almost ridiculous. In a great way ;-). Yeah, or it’s a mistake!

92 points

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