Caol Ila 2010 AD

Overall rating
89.65/100
votes
105
Whiskybase ID
WB142209
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
311710
Number of bottles
295
Strength
53.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Whisky Import Nederland 15th Anniversary Exclusive Bottling
Market
nl Netherlands
Added on
07 nov 2019 6:55 pm by Ralf
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 171.63

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176 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2010 AD

21 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.65 points.

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Smoked bacon, chocolate dark fruits, pretty nice

  2. hyc scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Smell ----------------------90
    Flavor--------------------91
    End rhyme--------------------90

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Fruitier than Signatory cask 316659.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Cranberry, caramel, peat, blackberry and mango. With water: Rhubarb.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Blackberry, peat, mocha and caramel.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Peat, caramel, blackberry and peach.

  4. Markie81 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. robbert88 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      On the nose, this whisky has a soft peat in it. It is sweet and fruity, smells of raisins, chocolate, sherry, cured meat, bacon, old leather and orange and red fruit.
    • Taste
      The scents transition seamlessly into the taste, but also clearly earthy hints in the taste palette, a very thick bowl of sherry! Something like cigar boxes, coffee, cherries, something maritime and what struck me was that there is more peat in terms of taste than the nose suggests.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste of this whisky is great. It is long and warming and it lingers with a lot of flavor. Especially the salty meat, sherry and chocolate stay with me for a long time.

  6. wataya scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. mer1973 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Arbroath Smokies

    This single sherry hogshead of young Caol Ila was bottled for the 15th anniversary of WIN – Whisky Import Nederland – and yielded 295 bottles at cask strength. My buddy Marcel from Holland sent me a sample. And that’s a good thing too, for as you’ll soon find out, you’ll find this is another grand Caol Ila! The color, to say the least, is remarkable dark.

    Grand, umami nose on roast beef, dried ham, lots of earthy notes, dried leaves, origin chocolate with a mildly spicy side (think cinnamon and pepper, but also oregano). Conspicuously devoid of sweetness, in my opinon. Arbroath Smokies, soya sauce, coffee grounds. Only after a few moments I get some hints of raisins and plums. Quite special, but Caol Ila is totally unrecognizable.

    Surprisingly soft on the palate with a lovely creamy body. Immediately pretty peaty with sweet and sour notes, while a hint of plasticine and seaweeds takes your taste buds hostage. The spices are more outspoken now and next to pepper and cinnamon I also get some vanilla and cloves. Roasted hazelnuts, smoked fish, raw meat and rough sea salt. I am loving this to bits. The sweetness keeps you guessing, but midpalate some plum liqueur and brown sugar reveal itself. Again quite incognito.

    The finish is extremely long, somewhat drying on salted meat and espresso. Candied orange peel at the death! That was fun.

    Wow, what a ride. But those who claim to recognize Caol Ila are liars (I mean that in the nicest possible way). Nevertheless, the Vital Spark was just a tad better. Thx, Marcel!

  10. Teresa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. Varrek scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Really like the colour. Opens with water, although I`m not fun of adding warer
    • Nose
      90 90
      Raisins, dark chocolate, cream, light peat
    • Taste
      91 91
      Deep sherry, salt, cream, caramel peat. Really balanced
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, but not intense

  12. Varrek scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Really like the colour. Complex dram, opens with a bit of water, although I`m not fun of adding water
    • Nose
      90 90
      Dark chocolate, raisins, light earthy peat, creamy note
    • Taste
      90 90
      Raisins, deep sherry, light peat, salt, peaches. Really balanced
    • Finish
      88 88
      Lasts long, but not so intense

  13. Varrek scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Really like the colour. Complex dram, opens with a bit of water, although I`m not fun of adding water
    • Nose
      90 90
      Dark chocolate, raisins, light earthy peat, creamy note
    • Taste
      90 90
      Raisins, deep sherry, light peat, salt, peaches. Really balanced
    • Finish
      88 88
      Lasts long, but not so intense

  14. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  15. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Dominique69 scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  17. M134481 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    What an amazing color say, wow!
    This is a very complex whisky, in which you constantly discover new aromas and flavors. A very deep taste!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Raisins, dark chocolate, sherry, peat, cured meat and dried fruit.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Peat, sherry, salt, meat, raisins, peach, dark chocolate, caramel, red fruit, raisins, pepper and cinnamon. Can you imagine so many flavors coming together in 1 drink?
    • Finish
      93 93
      Dried fruit, sherry, peat, dark chocolate, raisins, meat, salt, but also bastard sugar and caramel. The finish lingers for a long time.

  18. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  19. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  20. sphinx scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Is this 9 years? High-volume factories still have a lot of interesting things.

  21. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  22. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  23. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Love. This. Stuff. Reminds me of the good old days of those stunning sherried Adelphi bottlings with bottling dates pre 2009.
    • Nose
      Dirty sherry, earthy (peat) but still fresh and smooth. Frying fish in the nearby area. Chocolate, mocca, cinnamon, old leather, burnt orangepeel, soy sauce and beef stock, dry leaves.
    • Taste
      Wonderful. Earthy sherry, the best coffee, rich and spicy. Hazelnutpraline, a good dark Casa Magna cigar. Dark bitter chocolate, plum liquor, mint, cloves, mocca, caramelized red apple and some orange, dark cherries. Soot. Maybe some sweet ginger in the distance.
    • Finish
      Rich, soft and smooth. Smoked raisins, mocca, coffee and dark chocolate again, salt and orange liquor.

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