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Overall rating
89.14/100
votes
87
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
311709
Number of bottles
307
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Jun 2019 10:51 pm by Ed Radour
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 151.00

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2010 AD

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.14 points

  1. Querky did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Dave Broom just had a sip of this one an seems to be quite fond of it. Looks like a really exciting dram!

    https://scotchwhisky.com/whisky-reviews/new-whiskies/26352/batch-210/#26345

  2. dramspotter scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I am not one that just things darker is better but a Caol Ila in a cask like this seems pretty unusual so you got me Adelphi. I bought one at first glance.

    There is quite a lot going on here. It strikes me more like a heavy Bunnahbhain than a Caol Ila. The distillery character of lemony spirit for me is completely lost. It could also not be from Islay, just a touch of the coast and a whiff of low peat. So judged on that it is not a success. But as a glass to experience it seems to deliver all the way through - there really isn't a weak aspect.
    • Nose
      87 87
      quite a charred note; there is peat there but it is fighting somewhat against the rest of the aromas. Cedar forest, leather sofa after cleaning, brine in there as well even though probably matured in Glasgow
    • Taste
      89 89
      very concentrated - neat it takes a few seconds to get its act together. I was expecting a very dry experience, but though dry it is that very concentrated meaty aspect, like thick burnt gravy on the bottom of the roasting dish. There is also some fruitiness and a touch of nut that comes and goes - a bit like some trail mix
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium to medium/long; at full strength it is rather a meal in a glass and though slightly troubling with the heartburn it is not as aggressive as you might think; it drinks as something over 60% rather than 55%. With repeated sips, it does start to bring out a more watery aspect (or is that me salivating?) allowing you to decern a bit of curry and high cocoa chocolate

  3. yggr scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. M134481 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      chocolate raisins sherry
    • Taste
      93 93
      sherrybom raisin ginger chocolate
    • Finish
      92 92
      sherry bomb, ginger, chocolate, raisins

  6. Thorleifs scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Wow this is great!
    I get fresh sherry, a bit wine-y, peat, red berries, some bacon and new shoes on the nose. In fact, there’s a whole shoe store in there, new sneakers, leather shoes that was newly polished. Sweet and after a while there’s some wood.

    Tastewise it’s oily, sweet and totally mouth coating, almost like cream. Some liqorice, peat smoke and again, new shoes.
    Finish is lingering forever, peat smoke, sweetish and very pleasant. No bitterness at all!

    This is one unbelievable Caol ila. Not a punch in the face Islay but a Islay whisky where the smoke is complementary, not in the driver seat.
    Great job Adelphi, just my kind of Islay whisky!

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