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Overall rating
86.05/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
James Eadie (JE)
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask Finish
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Palo Cortado Sherry Hogshead Finish
Casknumber
314431
Number of bottles
300
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Nov 2018 8:51 am by thanasist
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 80,00

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24 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2007 JE

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.05 points

  1. Stef89 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    This Caol Ila here is a stunner. Heavy smoke in the beginning, but such an ashen, slightly fat camp fire smoke.

    On the tongue he is even more extreme.

    Sweet in the nose and then sour. Bright fruits, with a rich, heavy sweet in the basic character, but still the finish is very restrained.

    The alcohol is too strong for me, but it tolerates water well.

    With water, the smoke becomes vieeeeel Milder and also round, but is still present.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Actually not bad but a little unbalanced by the extreme banana-like sweetness and the pungent peat smoke. Not my taste.
    • Nose
      Aromatic ham smoke, subtle dried fruit note, salt or better Vesperplatte with ham and fruits. Then a lot of sherry, spicy Alpine bread and chocolate.
      Sweeter with water and very much like gelle bananas, peat smoke and salt.
    • Taste
      Dry, sherrytönig and surprise fruity. Then salt ham smoke, oak, tang and herbaceous accents.
      Very sweet with water jelly bananas, salt and peat smoke.
    • Finish
      Long, very fruity with dried pears and figs, with nuts and peat smoke.

  3. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    very interesting, a bit edgy, very good drinkable, sweet, nut and cinnamon!
    • Nose
      sweet, creamy, banana, celery, ashy smoke, vanilla, hazelnut, slightly flowery, has a bit of a hazelnut, almonds, very nutty overall,
    • Taste
      intense, oily on the tongue, sweet, also nuts, vanilla, cinnamon, quite spicy at the beginning (in the second sip better), banana, the smoke is covered by the sweetness, but brings with it an ashy dryness, Big Red chewing gum, all right Not so strong cinnamon tasted while whisky
    • Finish
      Vanilla and banana, smoke sticking to the tongue, creamy finish

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Salt, peat, a rough sea breeze, some bacon, ashes, and then the sherry influence kicks in. sweet, dark berries, traces of nuts, some leather. finish is long and really well balanced. Fine dram!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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