Caol Ila 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.94/100
votes
68
Whiskybase ID
WB105472
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Single Malt Whisky
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L6270CM000
Barcode
5000281016344
Added on
24 dec 2017 12:59 pm by Lechside
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 114.18

4 × in wishlist

68 × member ratings

153 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 18-year-old

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.94 points.

  1. ulikoch scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    I Don' tasted the newer and extremely overproduced batches (IMO). But this was my 'darling' over years. Smoke, the sea, good barrels, great taste.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. ny1912 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. molpet scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Inferior casks at work. Not enough complexity/sweetness to balance out the smoke. Disturbing bitterness coming from the worn out wood. There are much better versions of Caol Ila out there, and at a much lower price along with that...
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. lucero scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. mattheww scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    quite pleasant malt, very tasty,
    • Nose
      Soft nose, citrus fruits, light smoke, maritime notes, slightly sweet,
    • Taste
      slightly smoky, sweet with lots of citrus fruits, a bit malty, becoming spicy and slightly salty in the background
    • Finish
      Smoky salty finish, citrus fruits, later becoming a bit sweet with notes of malt. Maritime, medium length

  7. matfrl scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A good malt, I was still disappointed; he hangs behind other Islay 18-year-olds!
    • Nose
      malty, sweet, lemon, light smoke (iodine);
    • Taste
      mild onset, becoming stronger, spice (leather, oak), sweetness, cold smoke; getting dry; oily body;
    • Finish
      medium-long, salted, sourish finish; in the end sweetness and smoke;

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