Caol Ila Natural Cask Strength

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
58.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
04 Sep 2010 3:55 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 100.00

5 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila Natural Cask Strength

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points

  1. stefsel111 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. MadScientist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      94 94

  3. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, seasalt, lemon zest, honey, coastal notes
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, salty, citrus, vanilla, burnt rubber
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, salty

  5. ApricotOne scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. erikz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: phenolic, glue, black peppercorns, nutmeg, hints of citrus. Palate: smoke, lemons, black peppercorns, brine, bitters, fatty. Finish is long and dry. Very peppery and spicy with ashy smoke.

    Love this!

    With water the nose gets even more glue notes, galia melon, the brine enters the nose as well. Palate loses a bit of the fruit, more pepper and ashy smoke. Lingering peppery finish.


  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This is a bodybuilder of a whisky. Not for the faint
    hearted. Caol Ila remains at the top of my list of favourite Islay
    • Nose
      The nose is grand, vibrant and very expressive. All
      elements of the sea are there. Salt, smoked herring, creosote with loads of
      smoke, balanced thanks to a dollop of honey and lime zest. Diluted it becomes
      more accessible and offers breakfast cereals and butter.
    • Taste
      Kaboom! It explodes in your mouth! Makes me all warm
      inside. The maritime elements of the nose return. Oysters. Brine. Some vanilla,
      lime zeste again, hints of burnt rubber (the good kind). Can take quite a bit
      of water. Becomes less intense, admittedly, but does not lose a lot of flavour.
      It offers even more. A swimmer.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long on peat. Fades ever so gently.

  8. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A great expression!

  9. Lafroy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strong Islay with balls. A lot of smoke and peat, iodine and sea notes, sweetness and alga. It´s definitely powerful, possibly immature, but nice.
    • Taste
      It starts with sweetness, full of smoke and peat, rich in aromas, hot, powerful and smoky, condensed and absorbing.
    • Finish
      Very long, intensive in smoke, with hints of sweetness and fruits.


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