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Overall rating
88.22/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB161618
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
When two powerful pearls meet
Vintage
07.03.2012
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Refill Madeira Hogshead
Casknumber
53.325
Number of bottles
288
Strength
61.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Jul 2020 10:26 am by whiskynews
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 64.90

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11 × member ratings

25 × in collection

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

  1. Expraesi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Cyril31 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Round smoky, iodic. I want more !
    • Nose
      95 95
      Smoky, buttered, iodic, cake, lightly mint.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Lightly soft, smooth, caramel lollipop, wooded.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Smooth & smoky

  3. SRB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Barbecue sauce, leather, campfire, sweet smoked meat, gasoline
    • Taste
      89 89
      Dry, sweet smoke
    • Finish
      88 88
      Marzipan, smoked salmon, then smoke

  4. whiskynews scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.

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