Caol Ila 12-year-old BW

Overall rating
87.27/100
votes
129
Whiskybase ID
WB157996
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Bottling serie
A Dream of Scotland
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Marsala Secco Puncheon Matured
Number of bottles
603
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
100 ml 700 ml
Added on
11 may 2020 9:58 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 132.50

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Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 12-year-old BW

19 users have left 19 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.27 points.

  1. Foudos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Axel_87 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Caol Ila that takes getting used to, a lot of smoke, heavy light sweetness, maybe not for everyone but some will celebrate it
    • Nose
      Much sweetness with Caol Ila Rauch, campfire ash, combined with a spiciness and sharpness, hints of honey,
    • Taste
      Typical cold Caol Ila smoke, cold campfire, ashy, getting stronger, sweetness follows the smoke and spreads. This is where the Marsala barrel makes itself felt. Heavy sweetness.
      Gets slightly dry, slightly sticky
    • Finish
      Medium-long smoky finish, sweetness only disappears slowly, slight bitterness

  3. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    No! It's not for me! A strange, far too sweet Caol Ila. Actually, Caol Ila is almost a guarantee of quality, why do you have to falsify the profile of this distillery?
    • Nose
      75 75
      Definitely a Caol Ila, but there is something that I can't really classify, must be the Marsala barrel. I don't like it at all, kind of disgustingly sweet and pungent, maybe like cheap pizza service Lambrusco. Everything well integrated and everything, but that's not for me.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Very sweet, moderately smoky. It's oily, salty too, but that's about it.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Langes Finish, salzig, rauchig, Vanilla.

  4. Immerenga scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    N: Sweet marzipan, almond, cane sugar and of course some smoke.

    M: What an awesome dry sweetness (imagine heart eyes smiley here). There´s a hint of white pepper on my tongue, paired with a honey like texture. Very delicious but rather one dimensional

    F: There´s a thick veil of deliciousnes that just enwraps my tongue. The juicy sweet aftertaste just stays and stays and stays. I like it!

  5. Malthead19 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    - a very special CAOL ILA
    - urgently needs water
    - completely different in taste than standard 12 y.
    - also a clear difference to the Superior Dolce from ADoS,
    - For an issue price of around € 80, it's okay, currently (2020-10) at € 120 / € 130 too expensive
    • Nose
      red berries, currants, slightly sour, slightly unpleasant alcoholic touch,
    • Taste
      oW: smoky, powerful start, very strong development, you can feel the high%, red berries, fruity, still quite hot,

      mW: pleasant fruity tangy start, fresh, wine aroma, hardly any smoke aromas, goes in a sour fruity direction (currant),
    • Finish
      medium-long, strong smoky-fruity finish; medium-long, slightly smoky aftertaste

  6. ipchrist scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Gous scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Maltlife scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Islay1815 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  11. g00se scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Quite intense. Can take a sip of water.
    The distillery character comes through, whereby the barrel is already very dominant.
    • Nose
      85 85
      quite closed from steam. with water it becomes fruity, vinous. the smoke is still very muted.
    • Taste
      87 87
      pure it almost pulls your teeth out. with water, the paint runs oily on the tongue. the aromas from the smell are reflected in the taste. when swallowing, ashy smoke rises up.
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium length and smoky. back out the wine notes.

  12. Glenladdie scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  13. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. bingerbub scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Issue price € 88.90
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  16. JoshNRW scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      The Caol Ila is there, but much dirtier, the typical DoS dirt, the alcohol very well integrated, the pear in the background, no citrus, the sea salt smoke is covered by dirt. Water opens it up more, more sweetness, but iodine smoke dominates.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Nice, alcohol well integrated again, a lot of DoS again and more than Caol Ila, light acid to the dirt, but the iodine smoke is also there.
    • Finish
      87 87

  17. birkzehn scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  18. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  19. Bateman scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Odor:
    medically iodine, the sweet of Marsala, crushed white grapes, then smoke, old leather and Pattex out the back

    Taste:
    Sweet grapes, then hotness from the super-integrated alcohol, salty like 12-year-old Caol Ila, iodine smoke

    Outlet:
    Very long: iodine salt, sweet, smoke

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