Overall rating
Single Malt
Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers (MSWD)
Bottling serie
Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited
Stated Age
08 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
47.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 Feb 2021 9:51 pm by Mum

Average value

£ 51.58

4 × in wishlist

2 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2012 MSWD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Wow, if I could pick a few words to describe this it would be Lagavulin 16 on steroids. Huge peat hit and that Oloroso sherry maturation is a perfect complement to this. The peat profile is very similar to Lagavulin which makes sense as both are peated to the same specifications over in Port Ellen Maltings. Value (£50) : 9/10
    • Nose
      The initial nose is a fistful of dirty Islay peat. Smoking wooden ashes and barbecued meats galore. Honey glazed ham. Salty seaspray with fresh seashells and kippers. Then, some sweetness. Vanilla sponge filled with raspberries and sultanas. A squeeze of lemon freshness and some candied orange peels. Dark caramel and brown sugar. Then some cracked black pepper.
    • Taste
      Much sweeter on the palate. The peat is earthier with a note of TCP now, it calms down slightly (but is still very present). More juicy red fruits and toffee now. Fresh leather and dried tea leaves. More barbecued meats. Candied bacon. Again candied citrus peels. Burnt tobacco and cigar ash. Delicate warming ginger and some minty liquorice.
    • Finish
      Medium in length. The peat returns and dominates initially. Ashtray. More tea leaves and burnt tobacco. A bitter mocha-like note now. Light tannins and just enough brown sugar sweetness to give it some balance.

  2. Silversoul scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Overall balanced between casks and spirit, peat comes thought with harmony, well made whisky for the £50 mark. No brainer


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