Caol Ila 2012 Cl

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
The Single Cask
Stated Age
06 years old
Number of bottles
57.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 jul 2018 6:59 pm by Andi_Whisky&Vinyl
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.00

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Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2012 Cl

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.11 points.

  1. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I feel like there have been a lot of these young caol ilas coming out lately. This one is very nice and I really like the price to value on this one. Really nice Islay whisky. I would highly recommend this.
    • Nose
      88 88
      For me this is the classic young caol ila nose. At first, Peat ocean and limes. Then as I dig deeper grassy and fruity.
    • Taste
      86 86
      OK this is interesting. It takes a while to become a classic Islay. The first sip is very citrussy and fresh... But then the smoke comes and gives it a cold ash taste. It also is kind of meaty and spicy... Mmh I like it.
    • Finish
      87 87
      This has a very long finish on it. It is very refined and long for a whisky this young. The finish is at first your regular Peat finish but then citrus fruits and fresh cut grass set in. Then it gets very meaty, smoked bacon or salmon I would say. And in the end a very nice smokey touch.

  2. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful sweet and smoky. The alcohol is not noticable. Great integrated Cask Strength. One of the Best Caol Ila I ever tasted.
    • Nose
      Sweet caramel, smoke, fruity apple and saltiness.
    • Taste
      The smoke accompanies the fruit (apples) and almonds. Dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      The smoke stays pleasantly long on the tongue.

  3. butt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very nice and strong character malt. Very round and expressive for the young age! 88 / 89P.
    • Nose
      Bacon smoke, smoked ham / bacon, fresh wet wood, salt / coast / sea, lemon, herbs, pine needles / resin, biscuit, dough.
    • Taste
      Soft and oily at first, then quickly smoky, maritime, varnish, wood (with varnish), herbs, lemon, softwood / resin, greasy smoke, light fruit notes develop slowly.
    • Finish
      Warm and long, maritime, smoky and ashy, lemon, herbs, oak.


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