Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Stated Age
09 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
58.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 May 2019 1:37 pm by MartijnvandenBerg
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 74.39

12 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2009 ElD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.61 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice Evolution
    The bottler behind The Single Malts of Scotland is Elexir Distillers – formerly Specialty Drinks – that also owns The Whisky Exchange and is currently building a distillery on Islay. Anyway, we were able to get our hands of a very recent release of yet another very young Caol Ila. I never pass up a chance to try this sort of malt.
    The nose is surprisingly fruity and very little coastal. The peat is there, as is a note of rocky coast, but still it is dominated mostly by sweet notes of apricots, banana liqueur (really!) and Werther’s Original. Some peat, leather and tobacco in the background. Marzipan appears after a few minutes. Surprising but very pleasant at the same time.
    Soft body, yet sturdy arrival. That has everything to do with the ABV, obviously. Chili pepper and liquorice precede the sweet fruit. Again some yellow fruit, but midpalate that is totally overpowered by beautiful salty notes. Some caramel and honey try to get it back on the sweet track, but no such luck. This becomes a grand, salty and peaty Caol Ila – a nice evolution. Toasted oak completes the picture.
    The finish is very long, spicy, warm and salty until the death.
    Well, fort his kind of quality, I do not mind handing over 75 EUR. Still available. Recommended.

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice, although the nose is less intense than body and finish.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Subtle peatsmoke, fake leather and rubeer, Scapino-store effect. Ash and tobacco.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sal ammoniac, licorice. strong, powerful, lot of pepper. Sweet, honey. Some caramel. Very intense. Sweet smoke.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Strong, peppers, sweet smoke, Intense. Honey. Very long finish.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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


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