Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983

Caol Ila

30 Year Old 1983

(0.75l, 55.1%)

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That something Special.

The Caol Ila Distillery was founded in 1846 by Hector Henderson on the Isle of Islay, in a location overlooking the strait between Islay and Jura, hence the name which derived from Gaelic Caol Ìle, meaning Sound of Islay or literary, Islay Strait.

They produce a distinct Islay Whisky – powerful and smoky, bursting with flavour, reflecting its rugged surroundings. Caol Ila 30 YO 1983 is everything you’d expect from an old Caol Ila, but so much more. Aged and matured in a mix of refill American and European oak casks and bottled at 55,1 % ABV, the dram is extremely bold, even aggressive. Cool it down with a bit of water and it becomes subtle and delicate. It has that perfect balance and complexity that most Whiskies can only strive for. But one can only do it so much justice by describing it – this one you just have to taste for yourself.

This bottle costs a pretty penny, there’s no denying that, but the value is there. This is not a dram for everyone, not even every occasion. It’s the sort of Whisky that marks the most special events in your life. And it’s the sort of Whisky that makes even the most ordinary events special.

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  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    Caol Ila
  • Age
    30 Year Old

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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavour finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sea weed, Tobacco, Nuts, Candy 

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Melon, Mango, Menthol, Oak

Long and Smoky
Ratings & Reviews
Caol Ila is one of my favorites. I got married in 1983, so I bought this for our 50th anniversary celebration. I've secured it in a temperature controlled environment for the next 27 years. I told my wife if I don't make it to the milestone she is to serve it at my wake. A party either way.
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