Delivery Login
Blog Contact Trade +44 (0)1892 888 376
My Basket
Total$0.00
You can change the currency displayed here.
click to close

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1981 (cask 3234) - Mackillop's Choice

(70cl, 56.9%)
Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1981 (cask 3234) - Mackillop's Choice

Caol Ila 30 YO 1981 Details

Country
Region
Distillery
Bottler
(Mackillop's)
Distillation Date
(May 1981)

Share This!

Whisky or Whiskey

Interesting fact… Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1981 (cask 3234) - Mackillop's Choice whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1981 (cask 3234) - Mackillop's Choice whiskey, instead of whisky.

$210.10
User Rating

Caol Ila 30 YO 1981 Bottling Note

A Mackillop's Choice bottling of 30 year old single cask Caol Ila. This was distilled in 1981 and bottled in early 2012. It's cask strength and non-chill filtered.
Caol Ila 30 YO 1981 (3cl Sample)
View more samples
$14.72

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Just a hint of woodsmoke, and a touch of peat... it's smells very sweet with butterscotch overtones and surprisingly fresh apple and pear notes.

Palate: Very soft and buttery, with smooth, refined, peat. White pepper and sweet lemon.

Finish: A smoky, citric dryness.

Overall: A delicate, sophisticated Caol Ila that demonstrates there's a lot more to this distillery than peat.

Tell us what you think of Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1981 (cask 3234) - Mackillop's Choice

Rating: Not Rated
Title
Review
asdas

User Reviews of the Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1981 (cask 3234) - Mackillop's Choice

better than OB caol ila 25

This has a bit of that sticks-to-the-cheeks mouthfeel of the OB 25 but the profile is otherwise very different. Peat comes out on top, Taliskery first impression on the nose but more leather tones. Goes down fine without water, because the sharp alcoholic sting on the nose due to the high ABV doesn't translate into the mouthfeel or taste. Mouthfeel itself is astonishingly smooth for a whisky this strong. Well rounded off with addition of water softening the sting, adding to the positive general impression. The sea tones (kelp, salt spray) I've found in many CIs are not present here and to be honest I might mistake this for a Talisker or a HP single cask.

19th May 2013

Excellent!

Very Nice Old Islay. Sweet, spicy, fruity... Similar to Port Ellen 9th, imho

1st May 2013

The good stuff

Starting off on the nose I noticed the peat first even though it wasn't that strong, then a slightly syrupy aroma, wisps of flowers, some other aromas I can't quite identify. On the palate, it's Wow! immediate recognition of quality.again, first I note the peat, though again not overbearing, followed by peppery spices, leathery touches, some sweetness. It's delicious. Upon the swallow, the pepper fades immediately, and I note cinnamon, flowers, some other unidentified notes. It's good. The peat lingers still. Yeah. Good stuff.

12th March 2013

Recently viewed

We use cookies to help provide you with the best possible online shopping experience. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device.
Visit our privacy policy page for more information.

The prices currently being shown in USD are approximate, and should be used for illustrative purposes only. All prices are in GBP and all orders are charged in GBP. The order total – the amount you will actually be charged – will be displayed in GBP before you place your order. Click here to change your currency.
We Accept
Delivery Partners
Master of Malt supports responsible drinking - Sip, don't Gulp.
ATOM Supplies Ltd trading as Master of Malt. Registered office: North House, 198 High Street, Tonbridge, TN9 1BE. Registered in England & Wales. Company number 3193057, VAT number GB 662241553.