Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
North Star Spirits (NSS)
Bottling serie
Cask Series 005
Stated Age
12 years old
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
54.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 jul 2018 9:28 pm by Titan2015
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 130.00

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Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2006 NSS

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.00 points.

  1. Shane_IL scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This definitely does what it says on the label. A very solid no-frills Caol Ila. Light, peaty, but not heavily so, fruity. The aromas and tastes aren’t very complex, but they are good and well harmonized.
    • Nose
      Lemon oil. Toast. Coal gas. Germoline. Ash. Caramel. Slight nutty notes. Camphor.
    • Taste
      Quite oily. Citrus. Ash. Beachside bonfire. Brine. Kippers.
    • Finish
      Long. Kippers. Ash. Lemon balm.

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  3. dapoinbua scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  4. Bitzi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Ardie scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Fried vanilla sticks on a grill. The bourbon maturation is so obvious for scotch that you forget that you are smelling Bourbon in the glass. Salty breeze from the Sound of Islay. Burnt wood. Citrussy pale maltiness, yellow fruits, yellow dry berries, sharp but gentle medicine.
    • Taste
      Strong alcohol attack which quickly turns into very sweet and soft fruity cough syryp (who doesn't like that). Limoncello filtered through bandage in a kiln. Soft oaky maltiness. Works perfectly when you have a good whisky day. No water required but it would probably make this even better.
    • Finish
      Husks, smoke, dry but satisfying.

  6. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Overripe, slightly fermented grapes, some menthol, again this warm smoke, apple, lemon, a few grasses,
    • Taste
      Honey, green apple, banana, lime, lemon, grapefruit, a little chili, some ashes

  7. dereinejo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: alcoholic, slightly phenolic, furniture polish, a little hay
    Mouth: peaty, oily, lemon, unripe apples, a little ash, little wood
    Finish: not so long, lemon balm, a little more wood

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    great complex deep nose, on the palate he is too young for me
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85


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