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Overall rating
88.79/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Torsten Paul Whisky Company (TPWC)
Bottling serie
Scotch & Tattoos
Vintage
28.02.2007
Bottled
13.03.2020
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Bourbon hogshead
Casknumber
302477
Number of bottles
284
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Aug 2020 8:54 pm by Dominic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.98

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2007 TPWC

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.79 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A mature example of a young-ish Caol Ila.
    • Nose
      Clean, coastal and crisp—as is to be expected from Caol Ila. Whispers of sauerkraut and vanilla pods, supported by vegetal peat, nori and olive brine. Plenty of mush bananas, a touch of limoncello, and some dried herbs, but also mineral qualities like wet pebbles. Finally even some honey.
    • Taste
      A creamy and velvety mouthfeel. The arrival is classic Caol Ila and rather salty and coastal, along with notes of petrol, camphor and tar. Also somewhat bready and there's a tinge of spice as well as green olives.
    • Finish
      A pinch of green pepper, smoked kippers. Oily and long.

  2. hansverkerk scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Complex and elegant nose, an intense palate and a fairly clean and simple finish.
    Very much similar to an old style, a lot of OBE, some soft melon fruit. The peat here is soft but muscular, I find it fairly complex. Also some brine noses.
    Rich and powerful.
    Vanilla, cardboard, spices, a little honey and underlying smoke.
    Top dram, and I long for more.

  3. Dominic did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Fisherman friends, iodine, salt, medicinal, charcoal, smoked bean (horse meat), pearl sugar, marzipan and almonds.
    • Taste
      High alcohol, nuts, rosemary, dark chocolate, hand baked bread, black pepper, ginger and lime.
    • Finish
      Wall of alcohol is limitation to unfoldment of some flavors.

  4. swk27844 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    A nice caol ila. Not very spectacular, but "just" tasty. Not very complex, but the finish is nice and long.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Typical caol ila peat. A bit medicinal, but accessible. A tad salty, the sea influences are clearly visible.
    • Taste
      86 86
      It tastes just like it smells. A medicinal undertone, little smoke, but peated. There is a little sweetness in it. Nice caol ila, but in my opinion it could be even more complex. Taste is a bit monotonous.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Finish is nice and long. There is a little sweetness in the finish.

  5. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    They say you can never go wrong with Caol Ila and this one proved it again. Some Caol Ila’s are just good, but this is one of the greater ones. I’m absolutely loving it and I don’t expect this bottle to be around for very long.
    • Nose
      Quite fresh and clean and quite good! An elegant layer of peat, mixed with a touch of sauerkraut. Fresh green leaves and slightly grassy. Then lime appears and minerals. Which is followed by some herbs, such as liquorice and a pinch of anise seed.
    • Taste
      Peat but well integrated. Salty and a hint of ash. But there’s also kiwi. Some honey here as well and vanilla in the background. Caramel. Mint in the very background. Slightly peppery too.
    • Finish
      Long and somewhat ashy. A hint of nettles too, ha! Didn’t saw that coming.

  6. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. dramidaris scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

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