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Caol Ila 2005 ANHA

Overall rating
86.86/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
The Soul of Scotland
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Cask
Strength
56.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Sep 2017 8:54 am by Daniel Hohleweg
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99,00

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2005 ANHA

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.86 points

  1. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The colleague starts with a cold ashtray smoke. Chipped licorice. Flambé lemon, but also a certain sweetness plays along. Now comes the smoked ham. Smells like burned barn. The sweetness becomes stronger with some time in the glass. Salted chocolate with marzipan and butter biscuit. Stagnant flower vase water. A subtle, sour note always in the background. The alcohol does not sting, but is present in the form of menthol.
    • Taste
      Sweet, maritime start. Something like malt beer pushes. The slightly dry smoke is above all else. Now it gets more bitter. Reminiscent of cold filter coffee. The subtle acidity mixes. For its 56.6%, the alcohol is very much behind. Shifts the story 'but beautiful and brings a pleasant sharpness. With the second sip of peppery ham comes through better. But also a certain fruit sweetness is spreading more. The smoke is getting drier.
    • Finish
      Medium. Peppery, spicy. The smoke is dry and bitterness comes after. The rest of the sweet notes hangs on the cheeks.

  2. schero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    For a long time no such good Caol Ila drunk. I like it!
    • Nose
      Burning hay, pastries, peat smoke, citrus notes, slightly stinging youth, burning fire
    • Taste
      Sweet beginning, malty sweet, smoke is there, but not too strong, citrus, dryness, then always warming and smoky
    • Finish
      Much fire, astringent, smoke, the sweetness of the palate, but little oak bitterness

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