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Overall rating
88.59/100
votes
49
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 113
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
149
Strength
53.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Jan 2019 5:11 pm by HwiskyNut
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 140,00

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2004 MBa

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.59 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Today I thought it would be good to actually write some notes for this as it has been a few weeks since I opened the bottle and have been enjoying it. Let's see how it tastes.

    Nose starts off with beautiful aromas of smoke, lemon juice, sea-salt, perhaps even some wool sweater. Then non-citrus fruits, and a whiff of chocolate shavings.

    The palate continues on where the nose leaves off plus adds light tastes of bacon, and then some warming spices.

    Finishes off with salt, brine, and bacon. Lemon zest and pepper, followed by a lingering oily smoke.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. kot1803 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Kensay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Bright and interesting molt with unexpected and pleasant development in sharp pepper notes. The overall impression slightly spoils only slight bitterness and wood dryness.
    • Nose
      Bright citrus with powerful sweet smoky accompaniment, ground pepper and menthol. The smoke disappears with time and the red pepper remains, pleasantly nose-nosed
    • Taste
      Dry, gently spiced with a slight bitterness and vanilla, eventually goes into hot pepper
    • Finish
      The smooth pleasant development of the same notes as in the taste, the warm sensation of spicy oriental food, the dryness of the old wood slightly spoils the picture. Woody notes disappear with time

  4. KonstUA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  5. magic_slim scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Certainly a good whisky, very dry, peaty and peppery with lots of tea. Lacks sweetness and fruitiness on the palate.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Peaty and pleasantly aromatic at first nosing. Fresh on notes of peat, lemon pie and apples. Sweet with tasty limoncello and moderate power. Very nice.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Spicy and peaty at first mouthfeel. Again only moderate power when swallowed. Dry with tons of pepper and black tea. Faint notes of sherry. Lacks fruitiness.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long and very peppery ... peaty pepper-tea-extract, dry, earthy, warming from deep inside.

  6. Dionysus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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