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Overall rating
86.11/100
votes
57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
05.12.2010
Bottled
06.05.2020
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Red Wine Barrique
Casknumber
300755
Number of bottles
256
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 May 2020 9:04 pm by Maltbox

Average value

£ 89.50

5 × in wishlist

57 × member ratings

93 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2010 WhB

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.11 points

  1. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A caol ila from a red wine cask? I had to have this. It was about 60€ and I've paid much more for young caol ilas from simpler casks so great job whiskybroker.

    The color still has a golden shimmer but you can clearly see the red wine cask shimmering through.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Where is the red wine cask. Not much influence here on the first nosing. Instead I get a classic caol ila nose: starts with intense ash smoke, followed by limes pears and bananas. It's quite stingy in the nose. Ah it takes a while to unwrap the red wine cask I get a slight smell of rasberries and cranberries.
    • Taste
      87 87
      There is the red wine cask. It starts super sweet with red berries, strawberries candy, this is then pushed back by strong ash smoke and a tropical food basket comes into place. The taste is for sure the highlight of this whisky.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Semi long, Quite dry finish you get oak pretty soon embodied into the classic caol ila smoke, but there is not much here just smoke with a bit of spicyness and slight red wine cask influence.

  2. LittlePeat scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    According to a photo of the barrel "Red Barrel". (Red oak). A rarity.

    The nose is somewhat alcoholic and otherwise inconspicuous at first glance. No red fruits, no wine influence at all. A little stronger smoke, bitter herbs and - after a long thought: what is it - pineapple and, really true, braised vine leaves!

    The whisky is surprisingly tasty on the palate. Alcohol is also well integrated. Medium-strong smoke, spicy oak that doesn't taste very common: dry and herbal; slight pineapple note and again clearly braised vine leaves.

    The finish is medium long, very dry with light smoke, spicy wood and vine leaves.

    Very pleasant to drink, the finish is nice too, but almost too dry.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. mer1973 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. KjellRolandson scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      74 74

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Dominique69 scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

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

  10. grinface scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    No, I don't necessarily want another dram of this. There are much better Caol Ila. The artificial note is really difficult. And the positive associations that are needed for a higher rating are simply not there. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/07/20/junge-caol-ila/

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