Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection
Stated Age
06 years old
Charred Wine Hogshead
Number of bottles
62.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
25th Anniversary Whisky Shop tara
Added on
08 Mar 2020 2:12 pm by LaddieNerd
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 60.00

6 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2013 SV

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.57 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Hard stuff and I mean positive! Oily, greasy, peaty, smoky, just typical Caol Ila. In addition, this incredible menthol note with an intense "wine aroma" in the taste. The high alcohol content is very good for this Caol Ila, actually no addition of water is necessary, but "experimenting" with water is still fun and shows new facets.

    22/22/22/23 (89P)
    • Nose
      Cloudy oranges shine in the glass, extremely thick and syrupy "legs" adhere to the glass wall of my Premium Snifter. Red grapes mix with dried grapes and berries, peat rises voluminously, bacon left out in butter exudes its fatty and meaty aroma. Soil and minimal smoke come into their own in a slightly mineral way, slightly salty notes of maritime background. Despite 62.6% alcohol, the nose is surprisingly mild, the alcohol is wonderfully creamy. Hints of chocolate and caramel, oranges and minimal abrasion of the grapefruit peel mix with peat, bacon and fresh mint.
      With the addition of water: fresher and sweeter, the oily bacon remains, the smoky peat withdraws noticeably after a minimal addition of water. The fruit aromas appear lighter and sweet caramel and toffee appear, whole milk chocolate puffs through the nose with apricots and mandarins.
    • Taste
      Oops! The alcohol strikes mercilessly with the first sip, envelops the palate in cozy warmth and leaves peppery sharpness on the tongue. Suddenly the saliva is stimulated, smoky wood tones stick to the palate, creamy grapes and red berries swim in the saliva. Spicy wood tones, mineral smoke and peat, sweet and dried fruits combined with oily bacon on the tongue, the Caol Ila shows me mercilessly where to go.
      With tongue of water: creamy and oily, the smoky elements come into their own more intensely, campfires, ashes and embers dominate the taste at the moment.
      The fruity elements are paler and more reserved after the addition of water, milk chocolate with mint and menthol come out powerfully.
    • Finish
      Slightly smoky wood elements and earthy peat stick with sweet fruits on the palate, oily bacon and old walnuts swim in the stimulated saliva under the tongue. Mint and grapefruit appear minimally, otherwise creamy bacon and mineral peat dominate the aftertaste, in the background there is a cold, mineral smoke note. The aftertaste is of medium length.
      After adding water, intense menthol and fish mint dominate the aftertaste, hardly any other aromas are noticeable. The addition of water surprisingly prolongs the aftertaste, mint, menthol and eucalyptus linger on the palate for an unbelievably long time and end after a perceived eternity with smoky peat and old walnuts.

  2. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I am very pleased.
    • Nose
      I'm going to open the bottle now. Do not know what to expect. I hope for a brute, stormy whisky with a lot of smoke and a bit of dirt. In addition, a punch on the 12th
      Am very excited …

      I always find this chuckle sound when pouring out the first time great. : D


      It starts off smoky. But the smoke goes more towards the wood stove when opening. The colleague smells stormy and in a way, wild. Nothing, set flavors. Everything is pushing forward. I have malt and of course the smoked ham with a pinch of salt. The alcohol is immediately at the start and noticeably shifts in between.
      With a little time in the glass, the alcohol recedes and the smoke now becomes asphalt vapor. In addition leather and a kind of sweat note. Red, slightly sweet berries prevail. Go behind the smoke, actually towards strawberries and raspberries. Charred wood and candied lemon.
      The longer he stays in the glass, the more peaceful he becomes. Moist, aromatic pipe tobacco now comes through nicely. In the background I find a workshop. In the form of metal parts to which some oil still adheres.
      I like the smell very, very well.
      The guy loses with a few drops of water. It just doesn't work for me anymore.
    • Taste
      Soft, smoky start. Then slightly dry sharpness. What…? 62.6%. Okay, go without water if you can take a little punch. The taste itself is very fruity and fresh. Then there is the asphalt steam again. In taste I would rather go for strawberries. In addition a dry chocolate aroma. A little hazelnut and again the candied citrus notes in the background. For science I put a drop of water in.
      The taste of the few drops is good for him. Becomes sweeter. Without losing spice and smoke. However, the impetus goes one step back. A metallic undertone is of course always included. You can already taste the 6 year olds. But he brings what I wanted.
      The second sip comes with vanilla, some chilli and bread crust. There is also a special taste. Has something of rosemary.
    • Finish
      Rather long. First dry, spicy and naturally smoky. Then a sweet, fruity, curled-up film forms that covers the mouth.
      The good guy pushes on properly ...

  4. birkzehn scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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


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