Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Murray McDavid (MM)
Bottling serie
Benchmark - Limited Release
Stated Age
06 years old
Bourbon Hogshead & Ximénez-Spínola PX Finish
2005618 / 19 / 23
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 apr 2021 9:52 pm by Fat Bastard!

Average value

£ 74.78

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Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2014 MM

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.24 points.

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant dram, tastes way more mature than it actually is. Subtle peat and woodsmoke, some nice fruity touch as well. Goodand balanced whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Subtle woodsmoke, some nice sweet and fruity touch. Some hints of fake leather. No alcohol punch noticeable.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Quite smooth with only a little sparkle, but it's certainly not thin or pale. Sal ammoniac and licorice. Woodsmoke. Quite mature taste actually,some caramel sweetness.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Still smooth yet warming, licorice again, woodsmoke, some nice red fruitiness besides the smoke. Medium long finish. Again some caramel now.

  2. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Young Caol Ila is always a party.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Subtle Campfire smoke, sweet, vanilla, fruity
    • Taste
      86 86
      The smoke not only smells good, but also tastes damn good. It harmonizes well with the vanilla and the orange. Delicious in the background a touch of coffee
    • Finish
      85 85
      A medium smoky finish. Nice and fruity. Only six years?

  4. keizerjos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    What a soft comforting smoke comes from the glass. Not a hard blow, but, especially for an Islay particularly subtle smoking environment. And all those big words before I even take a sip.
    The taste bears witness to a festive marriage between Mrs. Peat and Mr. Ximinez. A happy marriage, you can taste it. Unlikely, this successful and subtle combination in a fledgling drink - this one is only 6 years old! Top.

  5. frkr01 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Real Caol Ila, full of flavor and very soft for its age. You would think he was in the barrel much longer.


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