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Caol Ila 2012 AM

Overall rating
86.75/100
votes
54
Whiskybase ID
WB159543
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Asta Morris (AM)
Vintage
2012
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
AM 127
Number of bottles
524
Strength
60.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5425038631203
Added on
02 Jun 2020 11:00 pm by Rumology.be
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 83.07

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2012 AM

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.75 points

  1. DrulyaSipper scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Better than Lagavulin 16 for me

  2. geriud scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. elipszis scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    It makes it very interesting to have sherry barrels.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Crispy brittle
      butter
      iodine
      salted caramel
      petrol
      walnut
      pineapple
    • Taste
      93 93
      sweet
      strong smoke
      bitter
      green apple
      iodine
      dry
      pineapple + banana
    • Finish
      92 92
      bitter smoke
      betadine

  4. Tastingbros scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2021/02/17/some-frogs-from-caol-ila/
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. SherryDrone scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    The previous editions were fudgy, caramel & heavy sherry influence. They were real good. This one is lighter, a bit more cleaner from a peat perspective with some juiciness but definitely not in the same league as that of the previous releases and at this pricepoint, for an young Caol ila at cask strength with milf sherry influence, there are better options. There is a lot of iodine, plaster, burnt wood, citrus notes amidst of sharp peatiness but nothing spectacularly different.

  9. aphex scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Different from the previous sherry releases but that was expected judging from the color.
    I already tasted this one a few times and it improved since last time. There was a little something that tickled me on the palate like a few other young Caol Ila I tasted at the distillery or on a few IB. That might come from the sherry casks they used. It's now tamed and far better.
    I preferred the previous releases but this is a good uncomplicated and enjoyable young peater anyway.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, bonfire, tar, tobacco, ashes, leather, smoked meat, bonfire. Hints of hessian. Tarry ropes. With time, citrusy notes (lemons, hints of grapefruits). Coastal notes in the background. No trace of sherry so far but a very aromatic nose.
    • Taste
      Strong peat attack. Oily, tarry, ashy and slightly rooty. Salted caramel. Pepper.
      With a water, more tarry ropes on the nose, hints of iodine and burnt matches. More salted caramel on the palate. Burnt wood. A pinch of salt.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, smoky.

  10. WhiskyResonance scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Nice whisky for a nice price. I was happy to find a second bottle (for a higher price..), cause the first one was empty before I knew it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A lot of smoke, some fruits in the sweetness, spirit (high abv)
    • Taste
      91 91
      Spicy, loads of smoke, a touch of sweetness (sherry cask). I love the balance between the sweet and smoke.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long and spicy, perfect to end the evening.

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