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Overall rating
89.00/100
vote
1
Whiskybase ID
WB174296
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Valinch & Mallet (V&M)
Bottling serie
The Young Masters Edition
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
5431
Number of bottles
306
Strength
52.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060637450512
Added on
12 Jan 2021 10:17 pm by Roger Chaim
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.00

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2009 V&M

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. blacknapkins scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is one of the mildest CI I have tried. Peat is soft and sweet : barrel did its job very well but on the other hand wood cannot tame the spirit at all. It's acrid and sweet pure betadine + vanilla icing sugar and this is why I love this Ileach, it is the perfect umami .. sweet and acidic, sour and salty full of flavour.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Toasted pine nuts, iodine, birch creosote (vegetal tar), manuka honey, rhubarb compote, razor clams (?), withered tobacco leaves. This is insanely complex
    • Taste
      89 89
      Homemade almonds granita + freshly baked brioche in a puddle of seawater : Did I go back to Sicily? .. Guaiacol (charcoal again) .. a strange kind of silvestre sugariness .. like chewing a bunch of frosted dry leaves (!?) and again a brackish sensation
    • Finish
      89 89
      I have to buy another bottle

      P.S. Oxydation is mandatory to enjoy it at its best ... and be careful with water .. drop by drop

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