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Caol Ila 2008 WT

Overall rating
86.27/100
votes
13
Whiskybase ID
WB156850
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky Tales (WT)
Bottling serie
Spartan Warrior
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Bourbon
Number of bottles
120
Strength
53.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
de Germany
Added on
25 Apr 2020 1:23 pm by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.00

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2008 WT

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.27 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A good, quaffable smoker who, however, does not have any special features.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    The name is quite well chosen because it comes across as both Spartan and warlike.
    • Nose
      Chemical smoke immediately after pouring, followed by light citrus notes and disinfectants, mineral notes. After a while it is a bit fruity and the smoke looks ashier, coal-fired. The disinfectant remains. When warmed up, the flames blaze up, looking hotter, plus yellow fruit compote and a little caramel.
    • Taste
      Peat sweetness, a hint of honey and a good dash of menthol, these are the dominant aromas. The start is moderate, the mouth feel slightly thin. There is still acid on top in the second sip.
    • Finish
      The finish is not particularly long, which is somewhat surprising, but it dries up significantly, with a slight bitterness on the palate. In the end, ashes remain on the tongue.

  2. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Thorough but intense Caol Ila from the Bourbon Cask. A great and tasty change to all the dark marketing broths that have been faked to death. A consistently good whisky that reminds you of a relaxing whisky evening on the beach.
    • Nose
      87 87
      As the bright appearance suggests, a really honest nose with tar smoke, a lot of smoked malt, vanilla, lemon, butter cream, some lime and maritime notes. There are no wood flavors yet. Simple and honest, but also aromatic and powerful. I like it so well!
    • Taste
      86 86
      Full and "punchy" with a lot of malt, a little alcohol, lemon cake and of course a lot of smoke. Then it becomes more peppery and warming (the smoke also goes towards warm campfire ashes). With a mixture of malty sweetness, maritime tartness and the smoke just described, it then goes into the finish.
      You may almost scold typical Bourbon-Cask Islay, but in that case it is exactly what you want and gets a full cannon. Straightforward and tasty - but without any variety
    • Finish
      86 86
      Surprisingly dry with sweet smoked malt again, candied lemon peel, warming smoke and peppery spicy oak. Intense and medium long in its really good fullness of flavors but long on the smoky side. Dry and ashy smoke remains behind for a very long time.
      Continues nose and taste seamlessly. Simply coherent!

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