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Caol Ila 2011 AM

Overall rating
88.57/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Asta Morris (AM)
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
AM 057
Number of bottles
185
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Feb 2019 1:51 pm by old-smokey
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.00

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88
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88
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87
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87
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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2011 AM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.57 points

  1. Seb.Whisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: It will be difficult not to compare it to the previous edition. This one seems to me to be more delicate. The smoke is there, to demonstrate its intensity, the fruit is more velvety. We have this chocolate sensation, a notion of dried fruits. The peat turns to ashes, there are prunes. Cinnamon, bitter orange. Finally there is this beeswax, a texture close to varnished wood. Very frankly this nose has a lot of different facets, which appear one after the other, while flexibility. Despite his young age, do not be in a hurry, he will open slowly. Sandalwood maybe too.

    Palate: Powerful and oily. Soot abounds, seems to burst from everywhere. We remain on this notion of prunes and dried fruits. At times we could almost think of enjoying a sherry, more power and just before a slightly more salty wave intervenes, small medicated notes. Finally come back from this orange, here a little more juicy. There will still be a presence of licorice and if the attack is frank, the rest of the trip will be on a sea of ink. Coffee, slightly chocolate, wax.

    Final: It will present more drought, while preserving fruit. The smoke, on oily peat, will persist a long time. We have this pharmacy scent that is spreading.

    To make an analogy with the jazz world, if the previous version was Ella Fitzgerald, this one is Billy Holiday.

  2. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. SHAKESPEARE scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

  5. SHAKESPEARE scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

  6. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. Roger_Caroni scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    Color:dark mahogany, sherry has done its work here too!

    Nose: it’s really a very creamy and delicate peat that comes directly to us.
    The fruits are not left with beautiful citrus well stewed, prunes and its flow of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg as well as honey.
    Camphor is there too, but behind this smoky, ashy peat. The fact is that we feel his presence without being overwhelmed. It is very delicate and elegant.Again, alcohol is excessively well integrated.

    Palate: oily, ashy and warm … pwa it’s “dirty”, I love that !
    A nice big oily peat on the leather comes to line the palate followed by a caramelized / salty and fruity side.
    The fruits are still there and bring a beautiful delicacy with this aspect well cooked, caramelized.
    The whole is rather coherent and balanced, one is not submerged neither by the peat nor by the sherry.

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