Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The war of the Peat
Stated Age
09 years old
Ex-Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
56.8 % Vol.
700 ml
The War of Peat II/XIII
Bottled for
whic.de Exclusive
Germany Germany
Added on
31 oct 2019 12:14 pm by Hemdl
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.99

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Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2009 SV

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.41 points.

  1. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A few years longer in the barrel ...
    • Nose
      85 85
      At the beginning mild smoke with smoked pear slices and apple flavor. Smoked ham, herbal mix. The initially subtle smoky note increases with time. (Juvenile) pear disappears behind the curtain, appearance fresh bread dough, yeast and honey.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very pleasant start, no sharpness. Creamy. Strong smoke, again the pear, fresh apple compote. Slightly metallic. Amazing how mild he works with his 56.8% on the tongue. Blind, I would estimate him at the highest 48%. Grilled lemon slices, vanilla.
    • Finish
      84 84
      He is relatively fast away, the smoke component of course lingers a little longer.

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  3. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweetish-lemony smoke pours out of my glass and is the first thing I perceive. That's what I like about young Caol Ilas in particular. With a little time, the lemon turns into grapefruit, with wet slate, olive oil and a little curd soap. Everything is surrounded by a pleasant freshness. I like it.

    Taste: Despite the scarcely 57% Vol. The alcohol is hardly present and wonderfully integrated. The citrus notes on the tongue are somewhat in the background and make room for a strong sweetness in conjunction with maritime smoke. Typical Caol Ila. At the second sip I think of light grapes, nutmeg and fine vanilla. The peat smoke is still omnipresent. The Young of Malts brings with it mineral notes, which I like very much.

    Finish: The medium-long finish makes the grapefruit noticeable again. Add white pepper, smoke and a little vanilla sugar.

    Conclusion: The second bottling of the "The War of the Peat" series is a typical representative of Islay. The pleasant game between fruity acid, sweetness and smoke like me again and again. I was surprised by the softness of the malts, despite the high alcohol content. Of course, this malt is not a complexity bomb, but you get or better you got here for his money a malt that pleases. Nice selection!


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