Back from Easter vacation, I just got lucky and could buy some of the last bottles of Serge’s recent favourite Caol Ila sampled in a head-to-head (in which I believe, too). The winning version of C.I. (1982, 56,4% from cask 6514) convinced me as well, but I had it only in a ‚drive-by-tasting‘ 😉 a while ago, so no notes, sorry. I wasn’t in a hurry to buy it, but you know, once such a babe is rated well, you gotta be quick. More recommendable Caol Ila below:
In general, some of these old Caol Ilas are great, only beaten by the same distillates from before 1975. Find some more Caol Ila reviews here on the page if you like and get inspired. I liked a SMWS-bottling a lot (click here), also the recent Archives-release (click here), or the Malt of Scotland contribution (click here).
Later, I will post the reviews of my Easter dramming (Ardbeg 1975 Sherry from Cask 4714, Auchie 1957 OB, White Bowmore, etc.). Stay tuned!