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Overall rating
86.05/100
votes
86
Whiskybase ID
WB156532
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Edition #7
Vintage
2010
Bottled
18.03.2020
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
3x Refill Hogshead & 2x Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
321718+722+726
Strength
47.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L20/171
Added on
21 Apr 2020 3:03 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 72.78

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2010 SV

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.05 points

  1. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very round Caol Ila, which looks older than 9 years. Priced but ambitious.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Barbecue smoke, not too strong. Light fruits and red berries. Salty sea spray. Add some vanilla. Well rounded.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pleasantly creamy start. Slight tingling on the tongue. Peat smoke present, but again not too strong. Smoked ham. Fruity, alternating salt and sweetness, some lime.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Cocoa and coffee, dark chocolate, medium length.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Sometimes you are unlucky with the very young Caol Ila and get a “green twig bottling”. Here the green twigs are only noticeable in the nose at the beginning, otherwise it delivers pretty well and you get what you can expect.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Cold smoke and some young twigs, indicating youthfulness. Green apple, kiwi, gooseberry. Some vanilla and honey, seasoned with cinnamon, coriander and allspice. With increasing standing it loses its youthful notes, red berries appear, grapes, leather.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very pleasant start with smoky spicy ham, warming. Smoked blackberries, wild berries and cherries. Even from the start, there was hardly any youth on the tongue, it looked ripe and ready. Dry wood, dry deciduous forest floor, milk chocolate, toffee. Here, too, a touch of vanilla, mild spices.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dry and medium length. The smoke note, which is now cold again, lasts for a long time, so that the forest berries and blackberries can leave a good finish. A few herbs, mildly spicy, generally very balanced.

  3. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Directly the typical Caol Ila note, but even more floral, soft vanilla, very balanced and beautiful, I think somehow: wonderful, pear, light smoke, does not look like 9 years, but has only 47.1%. Like a super standard, but with a little more volume and complexity, citrus and smoke in the background.
    • Taste
      Very mild at the start, almost limp, but not really bad, because the middle part is a really good game of smoke, lemon, sweetness and even some bitterness.
    • Finish
      Medium length and slightly sparkling.

  4. Astrid scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Already set for its age but still lively, for a Caol Ila very calm and gentle but not without strength.
    • Nose
      84 84
      floral character, very creamy at the beginning, then sweetness spreads out together with the subtle tingling acidity of fresh citrus fruits with mineral accents, forest berries and raisins, honey and honeycombs plus pear jam, fine ash with subtly greasy components, caramel, clove and cocoa powder, spicy oak wood , Vanilla with a hint of banana, salt and soot and cinnamon, pumpkin puree and bread seasoned with rosemary
    • Taste
      82 82
      Here the ashes are more active and dominant, vanilla, again a clear carpet of finely tingling citrus tones, the sweetness of honey, caramel with earthy soot and a little salt, while at first it seems rather young and thin, it becomes more spicy and ripe over time, the sherry influence can at least be guessed by an underlying but sustainable and ripe fruit note, slightly woody with spices
    • Finish
      82 82
      lots of ash and smoke with greasy overtones, tingling with barley malt and oak wood, pepper and vanilla, slightly oily and honey-sweet, delicate bitterness of soot and earth

  5. riegerjonas scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    2021-05-13: simple enjoyment
    • Nose
      86 86
      Typical Caol Ila approach, soft, light, really juicy fruits, gentle smoke, not very intense, pear, light vanilla, citrus
    • Taste
      89 89
      a bit thin, gentle smoke, quite strong bitterness after sweetness, BBQ smoke, the sherry is a bit like gummy bears, peach, not very complex, a bit simple
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. DramTimeDE scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    delicious stuff - very round and balanced for a Caol Ila
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Joschbert scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Significantly more smoke than in the 12-year-old Standard or the Distillers Edition, which I would clearly prefer both to this one. Looks extremely young to the nose and cannot be recognized as Caol Ila. But the alcohol is well integrated. Benefit from a splash of water and then become a little more elegant.
    • Nose
      81 81
      The nose is dominated by a strict 'unripe' fruit note with burnt gum.
    • Taste
      83 83
      On the palate, the smoke dominates strongly, there are few other aromas
    • Finish
      85 85
      Ends long with nice Caol Ila campfire smoke.

  8. Patrick93 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Lightly peated and sweet
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. CIB914 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Peat smoke, malty, cloves, dried dark fruits, wet leaves, orange on the back and a very slight note of bacon
    • Taste
      84 84
      Vanilla, cooked fruits, dried fruits, malt, peat smoke, caramel pudding.
      Sweet and citrus fruits on the back. Slightly furry on the tongue.

      Unfortunately, the smoke is not very pronounced. For a Caol Ila rather weak on the chest
    • Finish
      83 83
      Finish slightly warming but rather short
      dark chocolate and sweetness remain

  10. rolabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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