Single Malt Whisky Reviews from Australia

Duncan Taylor Caol Ila 29yr 1983 Dimensions Whisky Review

Caol Ila. One of my all time favourite distilleries.


Eye: Amber

Nose: Cant smell any real smoke here, very medicinal yet sweet at the same time. Iodine with sherry and some ripe berry fruits.

Palate: Sweet medicinal peat. There’s the maritime smoke. Hardly any on the nose but it isn’t shy on the palate. Hints of blackberries and also some eucalyptus.

Finish: Long and oily. Salty smoky maritime with a sweet edge rides this one out. I wonder if this is an old refill sherry cask?


Distillery: Caol Ila
Age: 29yr’s Old
Distilled: May 1983
Bottled: August 2012
Cask: 3624
Region: Islay
Bottler: Duncan Taylor
Limited: 204 of 362
ABV: 53.8%

Music wise we have a song from The Mars Volta, “Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)”. You should listen to the whole album “De-Loused In The Comatorium" however, it’s a journey and should be listened to from beginning to end.

The Mars Volta - Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)


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