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Overall rating
86.69/100
votes
19
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
300751
Number of bottles
263
Strength
58.7 % Vol.
Size
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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19 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2010 WhB

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.69 points

  1. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Issue price in June 2020: GBP 55.00

  2. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    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.

    Mouth:
    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.

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

    84/100

    Conclusion:
    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.

  3. 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. :)
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

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