Overall rating
Single Malt
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
09 years old
Red Wine Barrique
Number of bottles
58.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 May 2020 9:12 am by Fugger84
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 89.02

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33 × member ratings

104 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2010 WhB

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.34 points

  1. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The parallels to the sister barrel, the smoke-malt profile, are interesting. However, the smoke is not greasy here, but rather dry and sweet.
    For me, this whisky has a pungent note of rose water (cheap) and citrus freshener (artificial and chemical citrus notes).
    In the background there is also a natural fruit note of raspberry and red currant, with some cherry.

    The start is quite sharp. An intense cherry water aroma, reminiscent of Mon Cherie. Currants, a bit malty-grainy, slightly floral and almost perfumed. Again the impression of cheap rose water.

    Medium-length, ashy with Rosenwaaer cherry water melange and light oak


    More pleasing in the mouth than the sister barrel, a finer balance. I don't really like the artificial aromas, they also seem a bit depressed.

  2. LittlePeat scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    According to a photo of the barrel "White Barrel". (American white oak).

    The alcohol is well integrated throughout. In the nose I have medium smoke, cherry mint candy, pine nuts, wood.

    The same thing on the palate as in the nose; very oily, but with less wood than the nose suggests; very very sweet, like an overly sweet cherry candy.

    The finish is very long, clean, relatively reserved with light smoke, sweet cherry and fresh mint.

    Overall, I like it quite well, but the cherry is very pushy.

    If there are still similar barrels, you should perhaps pour them into ex-bourbon or virgin oak, so that the extreme sweetness is compensated for by more oak.

    The empty barrels can then be used for another malt whisky or grain whisky. :)
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    • Taste
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    • Finish
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  3. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    20 22 20 21 83

    A powerful wine malt, generally pretty and not bad, although dry bitterness in taste and aftertaste interfered a little ...

  4. grinface scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Difficult. I like some of the STR and I like some of the other flavors, too. But there also is a lot of useless/odd components. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/07/20/junge-caol-ila/

  5. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Issue price in June 2020: GBP 55.00


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