Overall rating
87.89/100
votes
43
Whiskybase ID
WB169181
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Old Friends (TOF)
Vintage
05.2011
Bottled
07.2020
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
St. Emilion Wine Barrique
Casknumber
900090/2011
Number of bottles
305
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 nov 2020 11:32 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 77.82

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Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2011 TOF

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.89 points.

  1. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity, fresh, pleasant honey sweetness, toffee, raisins, light citrus fruits, in the background the greasy smoke slowly comes through (well integrated), oak
    • Taste
      91 91
      Raisins, toffee, honey, and then a lot of smoke that settles on everything. Smoked bacon, campfire, oak

      The alcohol is noticeable
    • Finish
      90 90
      Sweet and greasy smoke stay very long

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  3. Tomek scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Smell: peat, cottage cheese, smoky, marine, citrus
    Taste: slightly peaty, sea, red fruits, bonfire, citrus
    Finish: peaty
    Rating: 4.5

  4. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    For two seconds you can smell the Caol Ila nose, then it's compote, fruity, apples, quinces, cinnamon. Iodine and sweet smoke, humus, damp earth, vegetable moss. The vinous side appears, and goes very well with the smoke. It's on the heather, but also greedy, liquorice, chocolate powder. At the end, the peat becomes more present, with some exotic fruits, papaya, pineapple, mango. Citrus puff. Grapefruit, blood orange. Cardamom, dust, beach sand, a pinch of saffron. Velvety, woody palate, the liquorice stands out, then the spices, thyme, pepper, cumin, cloves. Point of salt. Pistachio Turkish delight, with icing sugar, meringue, sponge cake. Long finish, quite powerful, bushy, ferns, cola, crunchy charcoal, candied pears. Apple candy. Dried bananas, dates.

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    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. besar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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