Overall rating
85.40/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB181482
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
29.12.2011
Bottled
17.03.2021
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
317187 + 317214
Number of bottles
487
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L21/112
Added on
15 apr 2021 8:22 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 52.23

5 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2011 SV

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.40 points.

  1. KB201 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Whiskys that are not cold-filtered are usually bottled at 46% vol. If the alcohol content is higher, the oils and fats remain dissolved in the whisky. Below 46% vol, the result is a very cloudy malt. Signatory Vintage deliberately plays with this effect in the 'Very Cloudy' series.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Smoke, peat, malt and vanilla
    • Taste
      84 84
      Malt, marine notes, salt, spices, smoke
    • Finish
      83 83
      Maritime notes, seaweed, spices, smoke

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  3. JBKwb scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. glen efze scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    An unspectacular Caol Ila from Signatory's Un-Chillfiltered Collection. This time not from unnaturally dark syrup casks, but from two hogsheads that have matured into a beautifully golden, glowing whisky. The Caol Ila is 9 years old and, in contrast to many of the Caol Ilas currently available of the same age, is fairly and appropriately priced. A year after its release, it's still available for €50.
    • Nose
      In the aroma, the beautiful Caol Ila smoke is immediately pleasantly present, does not stand out stinky and has warm ash notes. This is followed by ripe citrus fruits and buttery, creamy notes. Wood aromas are also present. But everything is a bit restrained and not complex - but still interesting and by no means too young or immature. It's a whisky that's more sipping than sniffing.
    • Taste
      The taste of the smoke occupies the tongue, the whisky is pleasant and round, the smoke is present, dry and ashy, no smoke, no cowshed. In contrast to the citrus-heavy original bottling, the whisky is round and warmer. A nice dram.
    • Finish
      There is some wood at the end, but it is not too bitter or old. The hogsheads were of good quality. The aftertaste is not very long and persistent, but invites you to take the next sip.

      A very pleasant Caol Ila that is miles better than the somewhat rough and unbalanced original. A clean and tasty whisky for under €50. Serge Valentin gave him 87 points, which is perhaps a bit of an exaggeration. Although - a nice whisky it is!

  5. sarthur71 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

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