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Overall rating
89.16/100
votes
65
Whiskybase ID
WB156023
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry
Casknumber
301264
Number of bottles
297
Strength
50.8 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5060383651041
Added on
14 Apr 2020 1:17 pm by Ed Radour
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.95

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65 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2007 AD

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.16 points

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A typical young peater and sherry monster, mixed quite well, raw walnuts, new furniture, artificial fruit flavours, smoked fish, inky, iodine, some classic Caol ila lemon and sea salt, quite nice and well-integrated after a while.
    • Taste
      Big, fresh, sweet and smooth, very good indeed for a modern beefy dram, quite balanced, BBQ sauce, smoked ham, herb medicine, Chinese turtle jelly (a type of herb medicine), cigar leaves, raspberry, new wood spices, well peat-sherry dance.
    • Finish
      Long, new leather, wood spices, dried lemon, smokiness.

  2. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. g2ther scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  4. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. frkr01 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Pour in and then let it stand for 15 minutes to breathe. Then waltz and smell. AWESOME!! And that color !!
    • Taste
      Lots of sherry notes, how could it be otherwise. But not one-sided. Complex taste experience.
    • Finish
      Long and complex. Slightly smoky.

  6. Koning scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very rich Caol Ila. I recommend adding a drop of water to fully enjoy all it's flavour dimensions. Tasted this one along with it's Adelphi sister cask that was matured on refill bourbon (WB 148631). Besides the sherry influence they clearly share the same characteristics!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Medium peat smoke, followed by a broad range of scents. It's maritime (sea breeze, shellfish), dark (tartufo, espresso, polished old furniture, some burnt elements) and fruity (apple juice, rhubarb, cherry)
    • Taste
      92 92
      Heavy dry peat smoke, maritime and salty but with an earthy edge. The earthy edge becomes more savoury after a while: cured meat! There are citrus fruits too. The sherry is less dominant than I expected, but it is certainly present: dark roasted coffee, chocolate ,raisins and oriental spices. Very impressive!
    • Finish
      87 87
      It's a bit weaker now with medium peat and mineral notes. Dark chocolate, grapefruits and an echo of the meatiness from the palate. Some fresh spices and a just a hint of sulpher linger.

  7. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. etwa77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    very dark, oily and heavy in the glass.. bitter-cherries preserve on the nose, strong whiff of furniture polish, stewed red fruits, fat peat..

    taste-wise is a let down.. a little alcoholic, bitter-sweet and quite thin.. peppery and dry.. not much is happening.. I can sense the Caol Ila spirit in there, but it doesn’t speak (to me).

    medium-long, astringent finish.. more medicinal bitter notes.

    I can see this working well as an after-dinner dram or offered to visiting relatives with a side of heavily sweetened fruit jams, as is the custom in eastern europe

  9. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. WLUO scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

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