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Overall rating
87.90/100
votes
78
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Seasons - Winter 2019
Vintage
09.2010
Bottled
01.2020
Calculated age
09 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
316625
Number of bottles
594
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Kirsch Import e.K.
Added on
03 Mar 2020 4:40 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 162.02

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78 × member ratings

159 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2010 SV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.90 points

  1. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Caol Ila-typical, fresh smoke, slightly played around by citrus notes, immediately hits the nose. A deep sweetness spreads behind the smoke. There are also red gooseberries, cherry candies, tart chocolate and a certain spiciness that makes you think of stewed dishes. The alcohol is hardly noticeable, but contributes to the freshness in the nose.

    Taste: Powerful start that I didn't expect. Caol Ila shows his youth there. Nevertheless, it does not appear to be sprightly. The power matches the intense peat smoke on the tongue. This also shows the class of the barrel, because the whole thing is rather tart, chocolatey and not on the sweet side. I find burnt toast, again the cherry candies, orange notes, wet stone and black pepper. Everything is surrounded by a note of Maggi Umami. Really great!

    Finish: medium to long. Dark chocolate, orange peel and persistent peat smoke.

    Conclusion: very nice barrel selection of cherry whisky! It is fun and fortunately is not overwhelmed with sugar-sweet PX. The malt still has enough power to successfully prevail against the Oloroso barrel. Nevertheless, this barrel also leaves great spicy and slightly fruity notes. A wonderful interplay. I don't want to say anything about the price because I would just get upset. A blast whisky for me and rightly largely sold out.

  2. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  3. Johnjr1987 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  4. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A nine-year-old Caol Ila as a limited bottle of the Single Cask Season from Kirsch Whisky. The single barrel (refill sherry butt) comes in uncolored mahogany with 52.3% vol. into the glass.
    A great drop that unfortunately sold out very quickly.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Recognizable as Caol Ila in the nose: soft smoke, greasy, leather, tobacco and then a wonderful fruit note of sherry butt. Black currants, dark cherries, fresh figs, gooseberries, elderberries. A few floral notes, verbena and mint.
      In the nose it inspires directly and with a few drops of water it wicks even rounder.
    • Taste
      89 89
      First a fruity sweetness, then peppery hotness followed by cooling mint. In the mouth, the dram looks oily and significantly older, the fruit flavors blur somewhat and only become clearer in the finish. An invigorating acidity of dark, not quite ripe berries blends harmoniously with moist tobacco and fresh leather. Above all, a very soft and fine smoke note. Well done!
    • Finish
      89 89
      A mixture of smoke and dark cherries sticks to the palate of medium to long. Cooling mint then sets in and results in a fine mix of peaty dip and fine sweetness. Very nice finish!

  5. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not exactly cheap for a 9 year old (issue price 108 euros). However, it also offers a lot. The barrel selection was good.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Meaty barbecue smoke, dried fruit, plum, some lemon, red berries, licorice, salt, smoked meat, tobacco
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peat smoke, dark chocolate, red berries, sweetness, plums, a little "woody", tobacco and leather
    • Finish
      88 88
      Smoky and "dark", dark chocolate, spice, medium length

  6. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Burnt gum, sour cherries, pickled lemons with salt. Thyme. Licorice. Currants, dry wood.
    • Taste
      Sour cherries, thyme, herbal sweets. Burnt bacon. Wood ash. Dry.

  7. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind sample:

      Colour:
      Dark amber

      Nose:
      Starts right away with herbs, lovage and some gunpowder. I already like it. Raisins, sour fig aroma and leather now come from the background. With a little air, it gets dirty. Hot. I'll let it stand for a while ...
      With a little time in the glass, subtle, aromatic pipe smoke prevails. But it becomes more sour. Has something of balsamic vinegar. The colleague seems very familiar to me. A suitable adhesive note is added. There is still a floral scent. Just reminds me of lavender. In addition, a cooling, fresh mint. The longer you smell it, the more flavors you get. But now I really want to try it.
    • Taste
      Sparkling start. Rather spicy. In addition, a light, dry smoke note. That nicely underlines this thing. Herbal liqueur, a dash of chilli and pickled apricots. Solvents, fermented wild berries and bitter chocolate.
      With a second sip, the musty gets through more clearly. Becomes earthier too. Slightly mineral. Some rust dust traces. Plus licorice. The flavors are quite interwoven and difficult to get apart.
    • Finish
      Rather long. Nice and spicy. With a flag smoke and bitterness. Becomes drier towards the end. Even ashy.

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