Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Finest Malts (TFM)
Bottling serie
City Landmarks
Stated Age
11 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
53.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 may 2019 12:05 pm by The Finest Malts
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 125.00

3 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

10 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2007 TFM

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.63 points.

  1. nogreg scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Surprising, rather Bowmore type, slightly smoky.

    Color: straw.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Malty, sweet and sour, actually light, delicate and ... poor. Alcohol gently stings the nose only at the beginning. Barely noticeable smoke and medicine, a bit of bandages. Mineral, aroma of sea water, a bit of blackberry, toffee and vanilla sweets.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A sweet, slightly smoky, wet campfire. Hidden alcohol and whisky seem diluted. Malt, mineral: wet stones, wet beach, vanilla, pepper. Oh, the taste gains layers, it develops. A pharmacy component appears, bandages, toasted barrel, warm toast, dark chocolate, nutella. Hay, fresh hazelnuts, tobacco. I admit that the taste developed surprisingly positive over time.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Smoky, wet campfire, vanilla, dark chocolate, medical note. Definitely Bowmore type. Medium to long duration. With a little hay.

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  3. whisky_alphabet scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Gregorsky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. malthead scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    By Serge:

    Caol Ila 2007/2019 (53.2%, The Finest Malts, City Landmarks, bourbon, cask #24) Four stars and a half
    This by some very cool new young bottlers. Like it that they would have used proper original photographs and not just plundered old illustrated encyclopedias (or 1950s soft porn magazines and comics ;-)). Colour: white wine. Nose: yes! A perfect young wooly/muddy CI, with the usual coastal side (opening the windows early in the morning, near the sea), plus some floral touches and a cup of cold lapsang souchong. A touch of fusel too, glycerin, hand cream… With water: we’re at a laundry, and that’s cool. Mouth (neat): excellent, pristine, smoky/salty upfront, with these lovely acidic notes, between lime and green apples. Not ‘just another young CI’. With water: it is unusual indeed. Lime, sorrel, cress, almond milk, oat, kippers, touches of prickly pears… It’s all pretty much in sync. Finish: medium, with this almondy sweetness that’s very CI in my book. Notes of blood oranges and a little Demerara sugar in the aftertaste, as well as a drop of mint cordial. Comments: super.
    SGP:556 - 88 points.


  6. Pa_G scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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


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