Caol Ila 2007 Arc

Overall rating
85.94/100
votes
55
Whiskybase ID
WB172696
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
18.12.2007
Bottled
17.06.2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
322168
Number of bottles
293
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 dec 2020 3:33 pm by Dirk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.00

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87 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2007 Arc

13 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.94 points.

  1. kanpai79 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  2. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 87 points Super Administrator

    Quick hit review.

    It never gets boring with Caol Ila, this distillery is incredibly versatile. On the nose, mineral peat smoke, lime and engine oil mix with fennel, iodine and oysters. Initially sweet and citrusy, the palate develops with herbal peatiness, white pepper and eucalyptus. Grapefruit and a dash of salt fade in the dry and spicy finish. I have no complaints, this whisky delivers everything you'd expect of a young Islay malt.

    RATING: 4.0/5.0 stars ≙ 87 pts → FIRST-CLASS

  3. virus154 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Tastingbros scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Full review here: https://tastingbros.com/2021/06/09/another-fish-duo/
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Likudi scored this whisky 82 points Shoplink Moderator

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Typical Coal-Ila nose, but dull, immature, and hot. With a lot of imagination, light citrus notes
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. BeatF scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    What one expects is offered solidly: cytrus fruits, transported, with an accompanying medical convoy; The salt of the ocean waves that had previously broken over it; smoking tobacco from the sailors who are now deservedly resting.

  9. Ed Radour scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Dominique69 scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

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

  11. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    This is easily summarized as lemon and salt - reminds me on Tequila with salt and lemon - actually I like it
    • Nose
      88 88
      Plenty of lemon and brine, salty, iodine, little medicinal, vanilla, limestone, wet hay, cooked vegetables, little tobacco, whiffs of smoke - pretty intense
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very oily, creamy, little punchy, good sweetness, more citric, lemon, lime, grapefruit, green fruits, little peat and smoke
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, warm, lemon peel and actually more lemon

  12. juju cassoulet scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke, cold fireplace ash
    • Taste
      Quite fatty distillate, medicinal peat and white pepper. We keep a fairly pure profile.
    • Finish
      Iodine, smoke
      EDIT after a few weeks: a lot of salt

  13. virus154 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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