Caol Ila 2007

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double Matured in Moscatel Cask Wood
C-si: 6-479
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
15 Oct 2019 1:30 pm by Astrid

Average value

€ 58.69

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41 × member ratings

203 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2007

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.85 points

  1. RobbievdB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I kind of have a weak spot for these Distillers Editions. They offer more depth and complexity compared to their standard siblings imo. This Caol Ila DE from 2007 brings you dry and herbal peat, smoke and bonfire mixed with menthol, orchard like fruits and vanilla sweetness. I like this.

  2. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    There are days when you just sit back, switch off your head and enjoy.
    This whisky is made for exactly such occasions. Uncomplicated, tasty and enough complexity to not get boring.
    • Nose
      86 86
      A pleasant smokiness flows from the snifter. Malty sweet with a good portion of light fruit. Mirabelle plums, peach and pear. The typical Islay menthol note is discreetly noticeable in the background.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Here too a sweet maltiness with a hint of Williams pear and green apples. Unfortunately, it looks a bit flat, is probably due to the alcohol strength. Yes, the barrel strengths messed me up: P
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is rather short.
      The barrel is noticeable with a slight tingling on the tongue.
      It gets a little dry at the back.

  3. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  4. Islay1815 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
      pineapple, green apple, smoke
    • Taste
      77 77
      peat, fruit, smoke, vanilla
    • Finish
      76 76
      peat, fruit, smoke, vanilla

  6. Wum scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Conclusion: a true all-rounder. The smoke is integrated very harmoniously and mixes perfectly with pleasant fruit notes. Slight sweetness and a hint of mint round it off very well. A great everyday whisky that makes you want more!
    • Nose
      wow, pleasant smoke, cherry, fruit, pastries, mint, seasoning, very tasty
    • Taste
      Campfire smoke, masculine, slightly sweet, very pleasant to drink
    • Finish
      pleasant and not pushy

  7. Beaty-Tang scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    I'm usually not a fan of Caol Ila's "fart" dry distillery character. However, with the few available sherry / wine ripening, I find that it harmonizes quite well. I wonder why the distillery is no longer experimenting here.


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