Caol Ila 1983
30 Year Old Special Releases 2014

70cl / 55.1%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Caol Ila 1983 / 30 Year Old / Special Releases 2014
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A stunning 1983 vintage Caol Ila released at 30 years of age as part of Diageo's 2014 Special Releases. Aged in a combination of refill American and refill European oak, this is reminiscent of a cross between Brora and Port Ellen, combining the waxiness of the former with the chamois leather note of the latter.
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30 Year Old
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  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Mint Mint
  • Brine Brine
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Leather Leather
  • Tobacco Tobacco
  • Wax Wax

Caol Ila 1983 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Rocky

    Nose: Pronounced notes of smoke, iodine and grass.

    Palate: Rich and waxy, peat is initially absent, but slowly builds and builds, along with notes of menthol cigarettes and chamois leather.

    Finish: Long with menthol and peat.

4 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    29 July 2016

    Just opened my second bottle. Perfection.

  • 5
    29 January 2016

    Amazing. Super smooth and smoky flavor. Highly recommend!

  • 5
    24 November 2015


  • 5
    27 October 2015

    I took a chance and ordered this on the blind because of the tasting notes and description. It changes my perception of what good islay whisky is. I have had samples of almost all port ellen special releases , best of ardbeg lagavulin ( my favorite ) this release stands out for me in embodying everything the region has to offer. I will be putting a second bottle on a credit card I haven''t used in ten years. It''s worth it.