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Overall rating
86.83/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hidden Spirits (HiSp)
Bottling serie
Highproof
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon + Italian Red Wine Finish
Casknumber
CI0720
Number of bottles
210
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
10.01.2020 09:03 20/0101
Added on
28 Jan 2020 2:42 pm by whiskynews.it
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 91.64

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26 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2007 HiSp

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.83 points

  1. etwa77 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      peat and very straight forward white wine.. the peat is fresh and floral, even elegant.. a slice of lemon and not much else.. simple, albeit effective
    • Taste
      84 84
      not a great start.. sour, mainly in the back of the throat and then some white pepper.. a hint of dirty peat, some sweetness.. quite thin, despite the abv.. dry white wine and some pecorino cheese.. not bad, but a real let down after the promising nose.
    • Finish
      78 78
      medium to long, but rather weak.., mainly around spicy and bitter notes. could pair well with cheeses or with desert, i imagine.

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very dirty peat, quite metallic, very salty, smoked fish, a lot of flints, diesel, gasoline, quite minty and perfumy
    • Taste
      Ashy, sweet, a bit hollow, quite hot, somewhat dirty, cardboardy, thin body, burned matches, rubber
    • Finish
      Long, huge rubber, charcoal, muds.

  3. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. OJK scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Cherry coke with iodine and salt.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. dramidaris scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. iLoveIslayOnly scored this whisky 74 points Newbie

    So I can say that I am quite a fan of Caol Ila and according to the "specs" this one sounded very promising. However it is somewhat untypical and I cannot really recommend it.

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