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Caol Ila Natural Cask Strength

Overall rating
87.84/100
votes
84
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2008
Strength
61.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L8288CM000
Added on
15 Nov 2009 4:17 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 129,90

84 × member ratings

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Expert Junior Glen Positive
95
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95
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95
Connoisseur granella2003
94
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91
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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89
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89
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89
Connoisseur Hvdree
89
Connoisseur stefsel111
89
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89
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89
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89
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89
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89
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89
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89
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89
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89
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89
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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87
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87
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87
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87
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87
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87
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87
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87
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87
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87
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87
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86
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86
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86
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86
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86
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86
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86
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86
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86
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86
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86
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86
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85
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85
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82

216 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
23
Taste
22
Finish
23
Balance
22

Tastingtags

11 Notes

ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
22 Dec 2017 12:28 pm
ctu gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Sweet peat, smoked ham, grilled citruses, salted caramel, tobacco, honey.

Taste

Powerful. Sweet peat, pepper, camphor, citruses, cocoa and smoke.

Finish

Long, smoky, spicy.

Comments

Strong, peaty CI, but slightly simple.

DoctorK
Expert Junior DoctorK Review note
03 Sep 2017 12:14 pm
DoctorK gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.7
Nose
89
Initial taste
87
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
90
Presentation
89
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Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
11 Mar 2017 4:57 pm
Daan Tje gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
89
Presentation
89
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stefsel111
Connoisseur stefsel111 Review note
05 Dec 2016 7:18 pm
stefsel111 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.9
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
88
Presentation
89
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Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Tasting note
24 Apr 2016 4:27 pm
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose
Peaty, like walking on a dry and sandy beach, salty and smoke - smoked ham.
Taste
Very full with peat, pepper and citrus. Vanilla and finaly some fresh yoguhrt.
Finish

Ashes, smoke - smoked ham and pepper.

Comments

Blind tasting.

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
21 Aug 2014 9:00 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
91
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
91
Price
88
Presentation
86
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KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
20 Apr 2014 9:00 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Lime, earthy peat, dark chocolate, toffee, salt, pastry, malt, straw and a little red fruit like cranberry. Water adds apple.

Taste

Sweet lime, peat, dark chocolate, salt, gingerbread, toffee and almond.

Finish

Peat, dark chocolate, gingerbread, salt and lime.

Comments

Compared to the 2007 edition (ID 7640) this one is more peaty, less malty and less fruity. 87/88.

TheMue
Member Junior TheMue Tasting note
29 Jun 2012 9:47 pm
TheMue gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Strong, but balanced. Mostly lemon and peat with a bit cherry and salt.

Taste

Very strong and warm, with salt, pepper and dark chocolate (> 90%). Later grapefruit, a bit bitter, and smoke.

Finish

Warm and long lasting, somehow like a good cigar.

Comments

Interesting change with some drops of water. The nose changes to strawberries and smoke, the tast is a good 70% bittersweet chocolate with some salt and small notes of citrus fruits. The finish is still warm and long lasting and very balanced. Here definitely adding water improves the malt.

mmaclean
Connoisseur mmaclean Note
11 Jan 2012 8:06 pm

"A superb, lemony, salty, coal-tar-soapy bonanza, Caol Ila Cask Strength
is a whisky capable of bringing joy to the most jaded peathead. We love
this."
TWE

Remember it\'s maturity that makes whisky great! That\'s why I Love The Glenrothes! Signature Picture
gralson
Expert Senior gralson Tasting note
01 Jun 2011 8:27 am
gralson gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

peat, supposedly strong but very much balanced with other low tones, old basement, boxes with potatoes, in the background some leftovers of citruses and lemons

Taste

at first distinct sweetness which was missing in the smell, later soft peat, slightly bitter taste, spicy, pinching on the tongue, lemon, fine changes,

Finish

finish abounding low, peat, lightly iodine, sweet and long, very cool

Comments

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