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Overall rating
88.31/100
votes
79
Whiskybase ID
WB128186
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
07.12.2006
Bottled
20.02.2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Hogsheads
Casknumber
311562 & 311563
Number of bottles
492
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Mar 2019 8:40 am by Willum
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 139.90

26 × in wishlist

79 × member ratings

86 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2006 SV

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.31 points

  1. Arranthony_Moray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    One of the best Caol Ila's in de 100 euro and below category that I've tasted so far. Much more then just smoke, a lot of sweetness and complexity. Love it !
    • Nose
      Spicy nose. Once thhe alcohol fades away there comes a wonderful aroma of sweet smoke, some oranges, vanilla and candy. The nose brings me instant to a summer bbq with marinated spare ribs freshly grilled. Totally love it.
    • Taste
      A full bodied creamy Coal Ila that brings in a lot of sweetness comes in first. Again oranges, candy and some fresh tobacco. Something earthy in there as well. This is really something more then just smoke ... summer bbq coming up again
    • Finish
      Smoke, salty seeweed and fresh tobacco again. Wonderful lingering finish that accompagnies you for the rest of the evening.

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great sweet and spicy Cao Ila with nice intense smoky notes. Also drink well without water and then beautiful powerful maritime character. Recommended.
    • Nose
      88 88
      sweetish smoke (campfire, slightly medical); clear sweetness; Citrus flavors; Caramel; a little vanilla; spicy; Alcohol well integrated
    • Taste
      89 89
      strong; tingling; Smoke (campfire); earthy; Tobacco; nice sweetness to it; Citrus flavors; peppery spicy; maritime
    • Finish
      89 89
      long; smoky (campfire, ashes); slight sweetness; increasingly spicy; Tobacco; earthy; pleasant oak flavors in the background

  3. Willum scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peaty of course, but very sweet as well. Vanilla, apple juice, caramel shortbread and tangerine.
    • Taste
      Peat, gingerbread, apple, vanilla, cinnamon, orange and caramel shortbread.
    • Finish
      Peat, caramel, apple syrup and gingerbread.

  6. Kprut scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    One of the best caol Ila under 80 € ever tried
    In addition to the peat there is a mentholated and pure licorice soul along with coal-like mineral notes and fantastic barrel sediments.

    Really awesome !!

  7. Odinson scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. dramidaris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. dhillworth scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Very fruity at first, banana, mango, melon, green apple all in your face, then the bbq smoke drifts in with hints of spices: cloves, green kardamon, warming yet fresh, a truly remarkable and delicious nose
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet n sour, developing saltiness, a truly mouth-filling experience which makes me ponder.. What bang for your buck is this!!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Extremely long tingling sensations that almost last 30 seconds, makes you beg for more when it finally wears off.. reluctantly

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