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Caol Ila 2006

Overall rating
85.77/100
votes
93
Whiskybase ID
WB119144
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2006
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Casks + Ex-Moscatel Cask Finish
Casknumber
C-si; 5-478
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
L8239CM021 00002146
Barcode
5000281052786
Bottled for
Travel retail
Added on
16 Oct 2018 9:20 pm by mandragoru
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 64.22

19 × in wishlist

93 × member ratings

223 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2006

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.77 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    For too long, I no longer had the DE of Caol Ila in my glass. The last one will probably have been the 2015er. Very relaxed Islay whisky, already a classic. Extremely good to drink with its 43%.
    • Nose
      Mild smoke, fruity-spicy. At the beginning, the smoke note is little to make out, rather only as a companion to the other flavors. Raisins, grapes, wild berries, marjoram, savory, pepper. Beautiful interwoven contrarian aromas.
    • Taste
      Smooth onset with dry smoke, flavored with grapes, raisins, blackberry leaves. In addition fresh wood shavings, vanilla, malt, milk coffee, milk chocolate. Later, cinnamon and sea salt are added.
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry, spicy. Lovage, grapes, milk chocolate. A little more sweetness, but the smoke is already dominant, much stronger than at the beginning.

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. sarthur71 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Casketje scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. thebonewolf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A fun twist on an old favorite. Sweetened and mellowed very nicely, the Moscatel was obviously a good choice for this spirit.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity smoke, pear, sour apple, citrus.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Musty Caol Ila smoke, salt.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Smoky, dry, spicy. Medium long. Salty.

  6. Joschbert scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  7. glengoyner scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    21/23/22/21

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    1494) Caol Ila, 2006, Bottled 2018, C-si; 5-478, The Distillers Edition
    Same as 4-477 that released in 2017, also distilled on 2006, but spent another year on ageing.
    • Nose
      85 85
      N- Hmmm... with reference to the 4-477, did they relocate all casks next to a oyster shells dump site, or accidentally dropped a dozen of oyster shells thru the bung hole to those Moscatel casks selected for this 5-478 and aged it a year more? (Of course they can't do so, don't be silly) This is smelly, fishy and utterly dirty, and i meant this with compliments, and how an Islay-er should be. Hearthy sea smoked with tinge of salty sweet liquorice and plenty of burning wet reeds. (89/22)
    • Taste
      85 85
      P- Flow of sweet ripe exotic fruits, spicy maritime smokes. Bonfire and savoury barbecued umami-ness and spicy fish sauce. (87/21)
    • Finish
      85 85
      F- Medium, creamy finish with plenty of fire left at the back of throat. (86/20)

      B/B- 87/21 My preference on Islay-er should go either to extra clean or extra dirty, that's no point to stay at the middle lane, so this dripping dirty naster fit the bill well.

      Weighted Rate- 84pt

  9. SingleMaltSamples scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A really successful Caol Ila - the Moscatel sherry finish is good for him - this is probably where the intense, aromatic sweetness comes from - but you don't have the "otherwise known sherry aromas"!
    I think he's better than the 18 year old !!!
    Price-performance = ok!
    • Nose
      sweet wood smoke, sweetness, citrus freshness, lemon, maritime, salty;
    • Taste
      strong oily attack, fruity sweetness, fine smoke, malt, lime, lemonade, salt, pepper, also oak, quite complex;
    • Finish
      medium-long and sweet (vanilla), peppery dry finish;

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