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Overall rating
86.54/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB166760
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
24.01.2011
Bottled
17.02.2020
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
301410
Number of bottles
298
Strength
59.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060532808395
Added on
05 oct 2020 12:37 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 74.36

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2011 ElD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.54 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    He can't hide his youthfulness, but that doesn't mean that he's qualitatively weak on the chest, quite the opposite.
    • Nose
      87 87
      At first it comes up with a certain spiciness, which could possibly subside over time. A bag of herbs, peat smoke, pepper. Nut brittle, vanilla sauce. And yes, the spiciness fades and makes way for a fresh and salty sea breeze.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Cold smoke blended with lemon and lime juice. Desiccated coconut, cinnamon, pepper, vanilla and bitter honey. Very dry with spicy wood, passion fruit juice and raspberry drops.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length and very dry. Cool campfire, peat smoke, some smoked ham. Vanilla, marzipan, grated almonds.

  2. Holzwurm scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    03.09.2021
    • Nose
      Strong, warm smoke straight away, lemon, apricot, peach, apple, honey, smoked meat, a few grasses, alcohol expresses very clearly, I need a good distance to Glencairn without water, but this will cause the yellow fruits (presumably from the EXBC Hogshead much clearer and more intense)
    • Taste
      Wow awesome. In the mouth it goes absolutely clear without water. Honey, caramel, apple, apricot, peach, lemon, grapefruit, plenty of spice with pepper, ash in the finish

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    At first he had an idiosyncratic nose, only after a while I think I recognize youth in it. More intense and fruity than the others.
    Lighter in the mouth, more fruity but with a lot of mint and astringency. It leaves me with minimal doubts about forgiving this 9 years. But then he looks younger compared to the others.

  5. SRB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    N: ash, intrusive alcohol, green twigs, tar, bacon, salt, malt, sawdust
    87

    M: Strong, ash, fruity, grassy, with water some green pear, green apple
    86

    F: Short finish, ash, smoke, metallic, bitter finish at the end
    85
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

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

  7. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    All in all a successful malt. Easy drinking also with the high alcohol content.
    • Nose
      typical Caol Ila nose. The alcohol is already a bit present. Maritime, lots of citrus fruits, sweetish.
    • Taste
      also here again the well-known Caol Ila profile. Not overly complex, because you can tell the young age
    • Finish
      strong finish. He can't hide his DNA here either.

  8. yggr scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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