Overall rating
87.34/100
votes
73
Whiskybase ID
WB164435
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Port Wood Finish
Casknumber
9424
Number of bottles
384
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5024720859521
Added on
26 aug 2020 10:00 pm by ThaTeach
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 68.13

11 × in wishlist

73 × member ratings

110 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila Peat & Fruit VM

16 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.34 points.

  1. A.S. Bak scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. John87 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. bvrsky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. dapoinbua scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    to begin with, this is in my top 5 whiskies i tried 2020. i bought this bottle for my birthday before trying it and was anything else than disappointed. for about 60 eurobucks you get a young caol ila finished in a very active port cask. sounds already nice on paper but as soon as this thing is in your glass the whole room becomes peat & fruit as the name suggest. damn this is good.

    i wrote the guys from vintage malt and they told me that this is about 5 years old but they do not write an age statement on it because it could scare away people. i understand this. still, if anyone could try this before buying it, no one would care. trust me about that!

    what makes me really sad is that my bottle is becoming empty very quickly. when the liquid is gone i will wear only black for a month to mourn about my lost.
    • Nose
      immediate port punch on steroids with yound islay peat. blackberries and rasperries with black pepper. citrussy peat with some cardboard. god i love this nose.
    • Taste
      strong peaty start. even with only 100ml left in the bottle the peat doesnt get away. finely rounded by the strong port influence. this is a dirty malt with so much porty sweetness. this stuff is just banging. strawberries with salt and more young peat.
    • Finish
      long and raw. numbs your mouth with ashes and dark red fruits. salt.

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. M134481 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Cotton candy, grape, tart, sherry, cigar smoke, chocolate, nuts, raisins, hay and straw, honey, green apple and leather.

      A distinct, fruity but earthy fragrance.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Apple, pepper, sherry, a thick chunk of smoke, cigar, honey, leather, green apple, rubber, straw and hay, white grape, burnt sugar, nuts and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Leather, smoke, rubber, sherry, burnt sugar, dark chocolate, honey, straw, cigar smoke and green apple, pear with white grape. The finish lasts a long time.

  9. Smokeylen scored this whisky 100 points Member Junior

    What a nice taste. Notes of oak just rise to your nose when you open the bottle.

  10. Cyril31 scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    Nose : smoke, grape & a little medicinal.
    Taste : smoke with meat, it's a Caol Ila!
    Finish : roasted meat. Long finish.

  11. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Caramel, coffee candy, peat and blueberry.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peat, blackberry, mocha and caramel. With water some orange.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Peat, gingerbread, caramel and blackberry.

  12. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  14. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice whisky, great combination of peat, smoke and fruits. Strong, but not alcoholic at all.
    Attractive dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet smoke and lots of ripe fruits, roasted meat. Some berries and raisins, fake leather. Intense nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Pretty strong, pepper, spicy. Sweet smoke, some red fruit, winegums, roasted meat again. Caramel sweetness.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Pretty smooth yet powerful, redfruit, roasted meat, bonfire smoke. Long finish, woody and forest green.

  15. wbarchive_721011 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Port Cask Finish 55%
    Sweet smoke, smoked ham, sulfur from New Year's Eve crackers, barrel influence with red fruits similar to red grapes.
    Sweet smoke, that fruit again, iodine, sea salt, medium body, medium length on the finish with smoke and tar.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  16. LittlePeat scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Medicinal smoke; fine light port wine (very nice!), peanuts, pine nuts, fresh cornel cherries, smoked goat meat, minimally sulphurous. A lot of wood, especially in the finish. It differs from other Caol Ilas only in the details, but that makes the difference. I'm slowly starting to really like this bottler!

    Edit: Half a year later ... Very strong smoke and very strong port odor. When I had freshly opened the bottle, it was a bit too woody on the palate, so that I had the impression of sucking on the wooden board when I had it in my mouth. The bottle is now half empty and the mouthfeel is much better.
    ...
    The empty glass smells like I accidentally left the bottle open the next day.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

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