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Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Acorn (Ac)
Vintage
05.2011
Bottled
02.2019
Calculated age
07 years old
Casktype
Bourbon
Casknumber
70
Number of bottles
215
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Musicienne
Added on
08 May 2019 12:21 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 83.97

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2011 Ac

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Coming Home
    Acorn is and independent bottler from Sadako City, Saitama… Yup, that is in Japan! Their bottlings have recently become available in Holland, Germany, Australia and Taiwan. This young Caol Ila from 2011 is one of their most recent releases. Ah, a Caol Ila matured on a bourbon cask… it has been a while.
    Ah, well, that nose is, as far as I am concerned and with Caol Ila in mind, nothing short of coming home. Everything you can expect from a young, bourbon cask matured Coal Ila. Vanilla, apples, a bit of lemon, beautiful trace of woodsmoke and wonderful maritime elements that remind me of seaweed and stockfish. Add some ashes from a doused campfire, two drops of olive oil and the party can begin.
    On the palate this young malt immediately makes you feel its power. Nicely warming and spicy on pepper and ginger. But easily quaffable without water. It douses very well, if you know what I mean. Now I get more of the same as in the nose – sweet vanilla, citrus fruit and maritime elements – but with an extra sweet twist, as if someone dropped a cube of candied sugar into my glass. And it works! This is delicious.
    In the finish, however, the maritime notes and mostly the peat reign supreme.
    This brings a smile to my face. A textbook example of young and ballsy Caol Ila.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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