Whiskybase uses tracking cookies in order to improve the website. Do you allow Whiskybase to place these cookies?

You can always change your decision under the privacy settings of your account.

Regardless of your choice Whiskybase places functional cookies to store settings and account information.

Overall rating
Single Malt
Valinch & Mallet (V&M)
Bottling serie
Hidden Casks Collection
Stated Age
15 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
52.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Sep 2017 5:53 pm by WhiskyFan2112
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 125,88

8 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2002 V&M

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.25 points

  1. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice Caol Ila. Easy drinking and tasteful for an early winter evening.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Brine, nutty chocolate, lemon, smoke, smouldering ash
    • Taste
      87 87
      Chocolate, lemon zest, seaweed, salt, oily, lightly floral
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoke, chocolate, warm lasting spices, mild lemony tartness

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Davide, like I said to you when we met at the festival: this one is outstanding! I cannot recommend it enough. Top dram, great choice. I will gladly spend 125 EUR on this ‘enjoy whisky’.
    • Nose
      The maritime and medicinal notes that are so familiar in Caol Ila can be found here as well, but the whole is wrapped in a jacket of yellow plums, sweetened butter and earthy notes. Caramelized charcoal. Prunes, dades and camphor round things out. Warm and inviting nose. Caol Ila on sherry works like a charm.
    • Taste
      The body is very oily, the dram immediately dark, sweet and smoky. Oh, my God, this is good! Ashes and burnt wood go hand-in-glove with caramel and dark stone fruit, upholstered by spices like nutmeg, cloves and pepper. A hint of brown sugar and some eucalyptus emerge. Very layered and nicely balanced but above all divine in taste!
    • Finish
      The finish is long, sweet, spicy, smoky. In one word: delicious.

  4. Pxrider did not rate this whisky Expert Senior



Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018

Forgot your password?