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Caol Ila 2008 JE

Overall rating
85.70/100
votes
35
Whiskybase ID
WB165932
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
James Eadie (JE)
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask Finish
Vintage
23.11.2008
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Amontillado Sherry Cask Finish
Casknumber
356845
Number of bottles
325
Strength
54.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060485430827
Added on
22 Sep 2020 9:03 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 97.15

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35 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2008 JE

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.70 points

  1. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Successful Caol Ila, the influence of the Ex Amontillado Sherry Cask Finish is clear. The whisky opens up clearly with a little water (diluted to 48 to 50%).
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peat smoke, slightly medicinal. Hazelnuts and almonds, thyme, lime, sea salt, red berries, citrus and green apple.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peppery start, peat smoke. Nut and almond flavors. Spices like thyme. Leather. Sea salt in interplay with minimal sweetness. Light fruits.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Relatively long. Nut and almond flavors in connection with the peat smoke remain. Dry.

  2. swk27844 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is how you can expect a caol ila. Smoke, but not too medicinal, nice and present but not overpowering. A very nice example of a funky caol ila. Warming and fruity. Don't skip this one!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smoke is there, but it is not dominant. Nutmeg, ginger, rosemary, thyme, dried fruit, wet wood, vanilla.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Warming, liquorice, ginger, syrupy, vanilla sugar, overripe bananas, baker's paste, hay, honey and in the background that delicious typical caol ila smoke that is perfectly balanced! No major taste changes, but a very nice dram!
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is good, especially the smoke remains and no new things are added, but you can taste the sweetness for a long time.

  3. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. M134481 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Smoke, light caramel fudge, hazelnuts, orange peel, peat, plaster, leather, honey, green apple and fresh oak.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Green apple, plaster, honey, hay, some wax, leather, caramel fudge, green apple but also tropical fruits such as pineapple with nuts with smoke.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Green apple, plaster, honey, hay, leather and some wax with hazelnut on the end.

  5. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This one needs a little bit of water, it gives it a lot more flavour.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Steviebee scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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