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Overall rating
88.89/100
votes
51
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Asta Morris (AM)
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Casknumber
AM 058
Number of bottles
245
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5425038631036
Added on
05 Jul 2019 2:10 pm by Seb.Whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85,00

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51 × member ratings

113 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2011 AM

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.89 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Sherry & Peat
    In the weeks of the release of a great Miltonduff 2011, Glentauchers 2009 and Glen Keith 1994, Asta Morris also launched another sherry matured Caol Ila. Guess what? Most retailers showed ‘sold out’ before it hit the shelves. Oh, well. Luckily I was able to get a sample from a friend in Holland. I put it head-to-head with last year’s release.
    The nose is very sweet with hardly any maritime elements. The sherry cask was clearly king and offers chocolate with praline filling, walnut liqueur, chewing tobacco and old leather. While it is most likely a sister cask of #AM55 that was launched a few months ago, it is pretty different.
    The arrival is not only very powerful, but also very spicy. Think cloves and nutmeg, even some curry powder. Then the dark and sweet fruit kicks in, but the plums and raisins are having a hard time beating the salty, peaty spirit. The result is quite the party on your palate. Roasted nuts and some ashes complete the picture.
    The finish is nicely long, warm and spicy.
    Stunning! The best of what the combination sherry and peat have to offer. Just a tad better than its predecessor. And a bottle was only 75 EUR. But like I said, completely sold out. Darn! Who can help me obtain a bottle of this?

  2. aphex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I liked the previous one (AM055). This one is in the same league. Very good nose, tasty palate. Definitely young but good cask once again.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Tarry & leathery notes strike first, followed by dried fruits (prunes, raisins), tobacco, medicinal notes (camphor, iodine), dark chocolate and spices.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Punchy, juicy and chiseled. Prunes, tobacco, leather, hints of black berries, a pinch of salt, roasted nuts, a few ashes.
      With water, more fruity (black and red berries) and sweet.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, spicy, lingering on tobacco.

  3. dcsicsak scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  4. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. gaboruso scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. whiskytornado scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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