Overall rating
Single Malt
Murray McDavid (MM)
Bottling serie
Benchmark - Limited Release
Stated Age
07 years old
Bourbon Barrel + St. Emilion Barrique Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 Sep 2018 9:02 am by zombice
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 68.71

5 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2011 MM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.81 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2019] I had this dram during a private vertical Caol Ila tasting session.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 75. My notes state a "paedophelic" dram that still is somewhat immature with a drying finish. The wine and malt flavours are not integrated at all and fight each other fiercely. I did not drink it (why should I spent precious liver cells on such a drink?).

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Color already very promising, like a glass of rosé wine.
    Very subtle and gentle whisky, not too strong, pleasant combination of peat influence and fruits.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet peatsmoke, fruity notes as well. Prunes, lemon, a bit salty.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sal ammoniac, some peat and sweet smoke, pretty full taste. Soft and smooth, a bit fruity, red fruits, honey and a bit of caramel.
    • Finish
      87 87
      A bit more pungent now, sweet smoke, pretty long finish, honey. Some cigar tobacco, nice intense and still gentle and smooth.

  3. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    This whisky surprised me, because for 7 years he has a wonderful barrel influence and a well-prepared alcohol. Very interesting.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Distinct smoke, but at least as strong spicy notes of chili, seasoning, salt. Reminiscent in his temperament of Talisker, though slightly sulphurous.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Strong notes of leather sofa, but also dark sweetness available.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long and pleasantly smoky, but balanced.


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