Overall rating
Single Malt
Brachadair (Brd)
Stated Age
11 years old
Number of bottles
59.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Apr 2019 8:14 pm by Hvdree
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 102.00

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14 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2008 Brd

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.64 points

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Solid Caol Ila, with a nice combination of peat, sweet- and fruitiness. Very enjoyable, as we might expect from this bottler.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Peat, sweet smoke, fruitiness also shines through: citrus, orange. Pretty strong alcohol, ash, hay. Apples as well, and salty now.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Strong, pepper, pickering. Sweet smoke, peat, citrus, salty as well. Also some caramel sweetness, pretty intense.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still powerful, sweet, honey, some citrus as well. The intensity remains for a long time, with tobacco in the aftermath. Long finish.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Belgian bottler Brachadair released a Caol Ila 2008 earlier this year. A young animal to be sure, but we all know that Caol Ila can be quite beautiful at young age. I am looking forward to this one. It is another very pale Caol Ila.
    The nose is very young indeed, but powerful. Immediately peaty wish ashes, hay, oak and dried seaweed, upholstered with apples, vanilla and honey. Diesel fumes, butane gas, mud. Sound awful, smells great. This Caol Ila may be young, it certainly has balls.
    Ooh, delicious. It dances on the palate. A great dirty edge too. The peat wraps itself around your tongue, dusts it with a big dose of sea salt and then – almost as an afterthought – drops some apples and lemons. Very maritime and simply grand.
    The finish is long, sweet and salty at the same time (mostly salty, though) and dry.
    A textbook example of wat young, somewhat dirty Caol Ila should be. You can get a bottle for around 90 EUR. Do not hesitate.

  3. mr.p9 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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


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