- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
- Bottling serie
- When two powerful pearls meet
- Stated Age
- 07 years old
- Refill Madeira Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 61.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 07 Jul 2020 10:26 am by whiskynews
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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2012 SMWS 53.325
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.22 points
- Round smoky, iodic. I want more !
Smoky, buttered, iodic, cake, lightly mint.
Lightly soft, smooth, caramel lollipop, wooded.
Smooth & smoky
Barbecue sauce, leather, campfire, sweet smoked meat, gasoline
Dry, sweet smoke
Marzipan, smoked salmon, then smoke
- SMWS Tasting Notes:
Smoky grilled shrimps with Marie Rose sauce, smoked salmon roses and watermelon with prosciutto ham were the starters before we took a sip. The main course was smoked tuna served with Panzanella (Tuscan chopped salad dressed with olive oil and vinegar) which gave it a truly Mediterranean feel. With a drop of water, aromatic peat smoke, rocky shores, sea spray as well as fish boxes and tarry ropes – quintessential Islay! On the palate now, wave after wave of caressing sweet smoke from Hebridean peat-smoked scallops, maybe even with a drizzle of Madeira jus. After six years in an ex-bourbon barrel we transferred this whisky into refill Madeira hogshead.