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Overall rating
85.88/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
04.2014
Bottled
05.2019
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
333
Number of bottles
288
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Jul 2019 3:40 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.47

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2014 MBl

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.88 points

  1. Flou scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    In the nose I have associations of cold drizzle weather by the sea, maritime with the smell of campfire, some sherry and sweetness from honey, wet earth and woody with spices like pepper, nutmeg and a little hint of cinnamon. Overall, the whisky on the nose could be more exciting and fruity. The woodiness is too present.

    In the mouth it is very strong undiluted, which was to be expected. Dark fruits, boiled down and with a hint of sulfur, then comes the pepper and spiciness. Burnt wood, salt and spiciness dominate, but then the sweetness comes back. Tastes delicious, but I lack a “wow is great” feeling.

    The finish is a maximum of medium length. The smokiness with wood and spices and the accompanying sweetness are gone too quickly for my taste.

    Mhhh difficult ... the whisky tastes good, I found the Williamson I had in the glass yesterday a little bit better. Although I have to say that I like the smoke better here. Overall, there is one point less.

    Rating: 86/100 points
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Versatile whisky, develops continuously, a lot of sweet and fruity notes besides the smoke and peat, very strong as well. A very pleasant dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Peat and overripe fruit, citrus as well, with an ashy edge on it. Then it gets more organic, green of plants. Later on, it gets warmer again, bonfire, spicy. A lot of development in the nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Some sal ammoniac in the beginning, strong, pickering, pepper. Peat and smoke but also some sweet notes, caramel and some chocolate, prunes as well. Later on some more citrus and still sweetness, caramel and milkchocolate.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Strong, a lot of smoke and peat, also some dark chocolate and a somewhat bitter finish, ashy. Later on more sweetness, honey and fruity, long finish.

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