Caol Ila 11-year-old DL

Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB170513
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
DL 14042
Number of bottles
302
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany Exclusive
Added on
22 nov 2020 2:27 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 60.82

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11 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 11-year-old DL

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.00 points.

  1. etwa77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      The nose develops wonderfully with time in the glass, bursting with fruits (red apples, freshly cut lemons and oranges)… soft wood and not too much smoke. A little floral and a brandy note adds up to an unexpectedly pleasant experience.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Savory.. sweet and spicy, nothing burns, quaffable, as they say.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long.. smoke finally shows up in force

  2. Captain Teague scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A Nice Caol Ila a la my gusto(Refill not too much wine/Sherry influence)... Nose: Nice mix of Berry's [Sweet Woodberries not overripe great! :)] Blood orange not too sweet in the back sweet smoke , fresh wood / seabreaze and vanilla (88)

    Mouth: starts sweet honey [Flower Honey] Berry's ( woodberries) ripe ut not overripe (as it usually come with caol ila - hate these overripe fruits)again and orangedrops, some milk chocolate and then the smoke pops in like whooo, saltiness nice development (88) /

    Finish /development: after the smoke the red fruits come back sweet orange lemon and menthol lingering on ash and oak stays and stays in waves with the woodfruits - from time to time the vanilla from the nose comes back but not too much...what a great finish and the development here ... the best part of this very nice dram (89)

    Note: 15 min before drinking. Freshly poured much more smoke in the foreground it also takes water very well and changes.

    -- A very nice and different different caol Ila expression definitely a bang for your buck (59 EUR in 2020) and I prefer this a hundred times over a springbank cask strength 12 at a price for 120 EUR at German retailers (i don't blame the distillery for it!) Edit: I have a bit of a cold I hope this one's even better when senses are completely normal.

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