Caol Ila 1983
31 Year Old Signatory TWE Exclusive

70cl / 48.1%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Signatory
Caol Ila 1983 / 31 Year Old / Signatory / TWE Exclusive
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Customer Rating
Long-aged Caol Ila can be excellent, and this is one of the best we've tried. With age, the smokiness of the whisky softens, revealing layers of fruit, gentle spice and elegance. A cracking dram, selected by and exclusively bottled for The Whisky Exchange. This was awarded 88 points by Serge Valentin of whiskyfun.com
Bottler
Signatory
Series
Cask Strength Collection
Age
31 Year Old
Vintage
1983
Bottling Date
September 2015
No of Bottles
255
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay
Cask Number
5294

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Black Pepper Black Pepper
  • Mango Mango
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Honey Honey
  • Cream Cream

Caol Ila 1983 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Rocky

    Nose: Subtle with pear, mango, vanilla, menthol and a hint of smoke.

    Palate: Sweet at first with layers of honey and tropical fruit followed by pepper spice. There is a creamy texture and a subtly smoky backbone.

    Finish: Long, dry and creamy with the smoke still gentle.

    Comment: Old Islay whisky at its best.

3 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    26 May

    Restrained peat, chocolate bread pudding. An absolute cracker!

  • 4
    14 March

    Excellent whisky. full of great flavors all very well integrated, butter. tropical frits, tar... all backed up with wonderful greenish smoke (like a bonfire made of all kinds of herbs. sweet but not too much. I bought a sample and wish I could buy a bottle as a daily dram, but the price is a little high hence the 4/5...

  • 5
    14 October 2015

    Tried this at the TWE show 2 weeks back. Stopped me in my tracks... and this was after a good 8 pours of various other malts.