Overall rating
88.33/100
votes
39
Whiskybase ID
WB169653
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Cask (TWC)
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Château Margaux Cask Finish
Strength
53.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 nov 2020 9:52 pm by Mischi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 94.90

11 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2008 TWC

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.33 points.

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Had this one in a blind tasting, quite untypical Caol Ila for me as in: I didn't expect this to be an Islay peated one, it had clearly some more subtle smoky notes.
    But a very nice and pleasant whisky, with a long and full finish. The fruitiness fits very well with the peat here.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smoky, red fruits, sweet smoke. Then even popcorn sweetness, caramelised popcorn. Some floral notes, and more caramel.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pretty smooth, ashy, pepper. Sweet smoke. Berries, fruitiness. Some caramel sweetness. Later on more powerful.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Bonfire smoke, ashy, plaster. Red fruits, pretty long. At first quite smooth, but in time it seems to gain power.

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  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Red fruits, industrial peat, toffee, honey, almonds, menthol, not bad

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      ash, peat, bit of smoke, citrus, green grapes, bit fatty, vanilla, some dark dry chocolate.
    • Taste
      86 86
      sweet, peaty, bit of ash and smoke, some rum raisins, vanilla custard, some sour notes too
    • Finish
      86 86
      sour fruits, bit of sweet ash, some peat, little smoke, some veggies too, some yellow fruits too.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    Interesting but feels quite young and a bit unbalanced
    • Nose
      86 86
      Intense, red fruits, red currant, some dried fruits, herbs, little resin, menthol, camphor, some peat and smoke, ham and bacon, little medicinal
    • Taste
      87 87
      Punchy, oily, little liquorice, toffee, caramel, dark honey, subtle sweetness, more red berries, raisins, spices, cloves, cinnamon, pepper
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long, warm, spices, berries, tobacco, hints of leather

  6. FeydRautha scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  7. SebStar scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  8. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  11. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Blackcurrant, caramel, peat, apple and almond.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peat, blackcurrant, gingerbread and apple.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Peat, gingerbread, caramel and apple.

  12. mudshark scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  14. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  16. LittlePeat scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. Derufus scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  18. Ninofdram scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  19. Sandman23 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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