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Overall rating
87.73/100
votes
24
Whiskybase ID
WB157337
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Lighthouse to smokehouse
Vintage
27.04.2011
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
First Fill Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
53.324
Number of bottles
275
Strength
57.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 May 2020 12:32 am by dramspotter
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 78.23

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2011 SMWS 53.324

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.73 points

  1. bvrsky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. davidloosli scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fresh sea breeze, mineral, sweet smoke, smoked lemons, sweet pear juice, the alcohol tickles in the nose, a whiff of peat
      with water: mint tea, vanilla sauce
    • Taste
      Pretty sour, unripe peach, a pinch of pepper, coal smoke, mango
      with water: more bitter, ashier, apricots
    • Finish
      Bonfire, ashy, dry, warming
      with water: chili, a little caramel, dry coffee

  3. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A great powerful and sweet Caol Ila. This sweetness goes very well with the smoke and peppery spice in the interplay. Despite the 8 years, there is no discernible youth. Great filling with power would be the right thing for a cold winter evening.
    • Nose
      88 88
      sweet; Citrus notes; Vanilla; yes the popcorn described can be recognized; Marshmallows; maritime; salty sea air; sweet smoky
    • Taste
      89 89
      powerful start; initially sweet and spicy; Citrus notes; a tingling peppery sharpness is emerging; charred oak (going ashy)
    • Finish
      88 88
      long and warm; peppery; tart and spicy; delicate sweetness; ashy smoke stays behind for a long time

  5. SRB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  6. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Sweet smelling smoke!!!
    Another young Caol Ila worth it's money.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
      IT: 88
      B: 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. whiskynews scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Notes von der SMWS Website: www.smws.com/lighthouse-to-smokehouse

    Ausgabepreis: 61,00 GBP

    "A sweet perfumed smokiness mixed with sea air and washed over oysters and crab meat sprinkled with chopped dill and parsley. Applewood-smoked fish hung beside peppered pickled herrings and soft leather whilst sweet notes came from mango, vanilla and salted popcorn. Then water landed us face-first into the saltwater of a rock pool. With sand in our hair and squelching shoes we lit a beach bonfire to dry damp wool and burn marshmallows on the ends of driftwood sticks. Finally, as beach sand mixed with melting ice cream cones we watched waves crash against the seaweed covered rocks beneath the lighthouse illuminated by a glowing sun as it kissed the Hebridean horizon. "

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