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Overall rating
87.76/100
votes
56
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Islay Cask Company (ICC)
Vintage
05.06.2008
Bottled
03.2018
Calculated age
09 years old
Casktype
Red Wine Cask Finish (Pinot Noir Barrique)
Casknumber
311072
Number of bottles
285
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Calla
Added on
07 May 2018 4:45 pm by dubhagusgeal
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99,00

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56 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2008 ICC

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.76 points

  1. Dramned! scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A young and pleasing Coal Ila, not really complex and profound and without real Aha effects, but thanks to the beautiful red wine notes very tasty and yummy. Very nice label. Only the price is clearly exaggerated.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Hemdl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Typical, young Caol Ila. A lot of smoke in the nose, not even as "vinous" as hoped and the color suggests. Needs some time in the glass. Taste without rough carving, but also not very complex. Nice "tasty" and despite cask strength wonderful to drink. Departure except for the smoke (of course) rather short.

    Pleasant drinking whisky, priced but too ambitious. There are similar bottlings of young Caol Ilas at much lower prices on the market.

  3. Resti scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Great barrel experiment, wonderful wine notes. Unfortunately, the Bourbon barrel was a bit "thin", I hoped for more. The finish is quite short. Great summer malt to wegsüffeln, despite cask strength. Please more of such bottlings.

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful Caol Ila, nice sweet and fruity notes, and surprisingly smooth and drinkable for such a high Abv.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet smoke, fruity, nice full ‘nose’. Tobacco as well. Tropical fruits.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Slightly pepper, surprisingly soft and smooth fot this Abv. Sweet smoke, tropical fruits, some honey, caramel as well.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Still some pepper left, licorice, sal ammoniac, some sweet smoke remains, ash, tobacco, some peach and honey. Long finish.

  5. DC Keune scored this whisky 68 points Member Junior

    Young and strong whisky with a lot of flavours, the wood taste is for me just a bit to long and not enough peatyniss. But for wine lovers a great way to learn the peated whisky's
    • Nose
      70 70
      well-tipped peaty nose with a hint of fruit and wine that comes through
    • Taste
      65 65
      soft and creamy feeling in the mouth, wood and skewered taste is prominent
    • Finish
      70 70
      wooden taste, followed by the wine taste and only afterwards the peat comes through, and it stays there for a long time

  6. Mark-E scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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