Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland - Reserve Casks
Stated Age
11 years old
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Parcel No.1
Bottle code
Added on
20 Oct 2019 7:09 pm by DramTimeNL

Average value

€ 63.50

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2008 ElD

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.43 points

  1. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Decent, sometimes even interesting (87)
    • Nose
      moat, sour peat, iodine and an extinguished candle ... eucalyptus ointment. young silt with a light plume of cleric. If you stick your nose deeper, you can enjoy the aroma of cowshed (21)
    • Taste
      Salted fruits, ash, iodine (22)
    • Finish
      Finish salty, smoky, sea water and iodine, cigarette ash. The last wave of fruit, cream and old pepper patch with menthol (22)

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tried this one after a 2009 vintage from Cooper's Choice. This one lacks the fruitiness in comparison, but its dryness is very delicate somehow.
    • Nose
      Dry and oaky, next to the peat of course.
    • Taste
      Again dry, straw-like. Delicate seafood, like oysters. Some brawn (hoofdkaas) as well.
    • Finish
      Again that straw-like maltiness which goes hand in hand with the peat. Dark chocolate. A light tangerine-like fruitiness in the back.

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    peat, spices and intense lemony fruits
    the mouth leaves on a peat quite dry, strong, a little ashy, rather peppery spices, it is round and strong, a little crude, but the scents are tenacious, a little woody and herbs back which decorate well peat;
    fruits on fresh citrus and also a little cooked.
    The finish on a monolithic length but also well balanced.

  4. Whisky Genießer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This Caol Ila gives you all what you expect from a 10 years Bourbon aged Islay. Heavy peat and smoke, iodine and a pleasant saltiness. Very good stuff and Islay how I like it. Well to be honest a Caol Ila never disappointed me. It is very good craftmenship

  5. coldsun scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasty classic Caol Ila. Full of peaty smoke, barley malt sweetness, bold and oily!

  6. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. sarthur71 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. coldsun scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Peaty smoke, citruses, stewed apples with pepper, cinnamon and citric zest finish.

  9. vlad78 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The smell of cane sugar, thick caramel, candied candied fruit, and thick jam made of white cherries wafted through the faint smoke. The smell of an old fishing boat. Taste: here! Strong black Azerbaijani tea with thyme and lemon was added to this jam. The smoke tastes like the aftertaste of a lamb kebab. In the mouth there was an amazing combination of good company, a good feast. Nostalgias. This is the best dram in the top three. Aftertaste: you've just finished a lamb cutlet and you're washing it down with tea. Tart, delicious, astringent, bright.

  10. Boiev scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    lemon candy, grass and lime on a background of peat and ash. A few spices sprinkled with ash and fruit sweets - 22
    fairly dry, pepper, ashes, peat and slightly dried grass. Lemon-light candy and a little peach syrup mixed with some kind of butter. Sweet - 22
    Chewed apple seed (bitterness), ash, pepper, some wood and fruit sweetness. - 21
    Balance: 22
    And that - 87


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