Caol Ila 11-year-old DL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular
Stated Age
11 years old
Refill Hogshead
DL 14042
Number of bottles
55.5 % Vol.
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

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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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