Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Calculated age
09 years old
Refill Bourbon Barrel
58.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Mar 2018 8:23 am by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 62.60

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14 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2008 GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A pretty decent smoker who does not have a lot of recognition. The most exciting thing was still the nose. But he tastes good!

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Smoke on the front with a little cowshed, then cleanly vanilla, both in a continuous change, then comes on strong acid, first lemon, then goes rapidly towards disinfectant, is mineral, including seaweed, and all in the first minute. After some time, the whole thing calmed down, the smoke is now reminiscent of a warming charcoal fire, next dominate damp rock, some camphor and lemon juice. Behind it is some caramel. With heat, it's more like lemon zest and boiled lemons, the sourish tips are gone. The smoke now has something of smoldering plastic.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Dark malt sweetness marks the beginning, the alcohol begins slowly, sharp ginger stuns the mouth slightly, in the second sip more mild chilli, the mouthfeel is more liquid, to the back it dries off significantly, tannins become increasingly stronger.
    • Finish
      85 85
      In the finish he is more on the dry side, the sweetness accompanies here subliminally, the smoke remains long, it does not become ashy. Even the slight anesthesia by the chili catch lasts for a long time.

  2. mds51 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81


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