Caol Ila 2011

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Roma Whisky Festival 2019
Stated Age
07 years old
Saint-Émilion Red Wine Cask Finish
55.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Whisky and Co. for Roma Whisky Festival 2019
Added on
16 May 2019 11:54 am by blacknapkins
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85,00

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4 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2011

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.50 points

  1. DenisLeonov did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Balance (21)
    Amazingly soft moult, the degree is not felt ... considering the young age the finish was a success (84)
    • Nose
      Berry jam, ash, salt and iodine, raw dough (21)
    • Taste
      Berry Sweetness and Salt, Ash (21)
    • Finish
      Salt and spices, ashes, iodine, a burnt match ... herb (21)

  2. blacknapkins scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I was tempted to lower my rating, but after almost four months in the open bottle I retasted yesteday and I find it better than before. Anyway I agree with Conside .. Too young ila and a not very successful barrel.. when I opened the bottle I remember only sour peat and a sort of cheap wine flavour. But now it’s more refined and smooth, peat and wine blend better with each other and the malt is much less monolithic and has a more pleasant aftertaste .. almost no bitterness or sourness .. so still 85 points

  3. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    In the first test, I slammed 85 from my drunk eyes ... Very generously from my side.
    Letting it stand for about 20 minutes is extremely necessary, because the nose of the bottle is very mean ...
    Young Ila, in a not very successful barrel, was painted with a six-ten-month aging in wine - the result is on the face: the color is peerless, copper with a ruby tint.
    Nose: typical young silt, smoke, peat, pronounced wine border, sourness and some kind of pity are present ...
    Taste: monosyllables, peat with a wine aftertaste, salty sea stones, nothing more ... It would probably be appropriate with oysters ...
    Aftertaste: peat, lots of peat, lots of sour peat ...


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