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Overall rating
87.23/100
votes
32
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Un-chillfiltered & Natural Colour
Vintage
28.04.2007
Bottled
18.04.2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask Finish
Casknumber
9 (part)
Number of bottles
456
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Kirsch Whisky
Added on
12 Jun 2019 4:45 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 64.82

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32 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2007 SV

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.23 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Finally, a comparatively young, smoky whisky from a sherry keg, which does not ranwanzt with sweet Hubba Bubba - notes. Well tuned, not too heavy, a very round thing. He would like to have 2, 3 Vol .-% more ...
    • Nose
      89 89
      Here, the sherry barrel very dutifully provided its service and raisins, grapes, leather and dark chocolate introduced. In addition a peat smoke note, which nicely plays around the other flavors. The smoke is not only a nuance, but very present, a flickering campfire with peat soil, warming. Smoked ham, rosemary, sage, thyme.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet smoky, mild onset. The smoke gives full throttle and clothes the entire mouth with warm, greasy smoke. Dried figs and raisins, overripe grapes, wood chips. Blackberry jam, blackcurrant. On the tongue there is also a spice, but it is more in the direction of pepper and a pinch of chilli spice.
    • Finish
      88 88
      In just medium length finish dry with still hefty smoke. Milk chocolate, espresso beans, yeast dough and raisins.

  2. jazzvilly scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

  3. jazzvilly scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. ForzaSGE_FFM scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Smooth and Smoky, for me an ideal combination

  6. Malthead19 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    - a very pleasant CAOL ILA
    - the smoke is super integrated into the sweetness, you don't need to dilute it, it's just delicious
    • Nose
      Citrus, smoke also goes in the direction of cold smoke but is nicely integrated, fresh
    • Taste
      smoky onset, buttery, sweetness, bourbon touch, very pleasant
    • Finish
      medium smoky departure
      longer smoother reverberation

  7. schengel10 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A really good 11 year old - young, powerful, with lots of flavors from Mamma's herb garden ...
    [Color gold;
    • Nose
      medicinal smoke, phenolic, fruity (lemon, peach), honey, thyme;
    • Taste
      powerful, oily appearance, buttery, ripe yellow fruits, phenolic smoke, iodine, coal, lots of herbs (rosemary, thyme) slightly peppery;
    • Finish
      sweet, good medium length; Herbs, smoke, ashes;

  8. Albaron scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Quite delicious, you have to say. However, the amount of anise is too violent for me here. Sometimes it looks like a liquid herbal anise candy with a smoky taste. A nice change, but I don't want a whole bottle of it.
    • Nose
      first alcohol, then smoke, very slightly in the direction of phenolic, dry, slightly acidic, citrus aroma, peach, apricot, a few sultanas, unripe yellow fruits, in the background a herbal note with a strong anise focus
    • Taste
      Malty, somewhat bitter, herbs with anise focus, somewhat sour, here the fruits are rather overripe, the smoke is always present, but not overlapping, but there is also an unnatural sweetness
    • Finish
      the bitterness remains for a long time and is accompanied by the smoke, the herbs and anise, cane sugar and raisins are also hinted at

  9. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An 11-year-old Caol Ila from Signatory with a finsh in a sherry barrel. As part of a single barrel it is limited and comes with a drink-friendly 46% vol.
    • Nose
      87 87
      In the nose, maritime smoke from green branches paired with sweet heather honey. On the fruity side you can find pineapple, banana, gooseberries and white currants. There are also roasted peanuts and herbal notes, some sage and rosemary. A great and complex nose!
    • Taste
      89 89
      First, an oily sweetness of heather honey paired with white pepper. Iodized smoke spreads before canned pineapple is added. Banana, mint, thyme, peach. The combination of sweetness and freshness is great and the dram opens a firework of flavors on the palate.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The medium to long finish has a great herbal note with honey on the palate. The fresh mint vibrates and leads with a fine white pepper to a sweet end with a slight smoky note. Great and complex!

  10. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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