Overall rating
86.60/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB183304
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Jury (TWJ)
Bottling serie
1 Day old
Vintage
09.02.2018
Bottled
10.02.2021
Stated Age
03 years old
Casktype
first fill quarter cask
Casknumber
twj-Ci03
Number of bottles
152
Strength
52.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 may 2021 9:23 pm by thewhiskyjury
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.15

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37 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2018 TWJ

13 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.60 points.

  1. whiskydramo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Moss, lemon, seaweed but not for long. Sugar coated hazelnuts, sweet peat, it's also like roasted sweet potatoes using mud kiln, no sourness at this stage. Fresh black pepper, gingerbread. Scallion, light ash from burnt seaweed, malt and some citrus zest. If you like sweet peat, this is your dram. It doesn't smell only 3yo, I can assure you that. Green tea leaves from the emptied glass.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet potatoes, sweeter than what I would expect from a 3yo. Rich peach that stays for a while, some orange zest, medium-level spiciness. Fruit tea, sweetness surprisingly stays. Flavourful and at the same time energetic.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Liquorice, pepper, light woody note, kumquat, smoked bacon, little bit dry. After a short while, some aspirin and tasteless grape skin. Burnt cedar, dried leaves.

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  3. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Dionysus scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Cipidos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Ninofdram scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. kofima scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    remarkably well developed in its short maturation life!
    • Nose
      85 85
      surprisingly sweet, apples, honey, vanilla, whiff of smoke, pears and peat
    • Taste
      83 83
      young feisty, bit metallic, but also quite sugar sweet with peat and red pepper. quite alcoholic despite only being 52.9%
    • Finish
      84 84
      bit sweet, and remarkable long for its age, oranges, spirit, peat, bit of plasters. metallic, but bit oily too

  10. Dominic did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    ...
    • Nose
      Turpentine, leather, vanilla ice cream, biscuits, beech nuts, milk chocolate, mint leaves, lemon balm.
    • Taste
      Ginger, maturity, mouth filler, alcohol does not dominate.

  11. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Really good for 3 years and 1 days in the barrel!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. Tastingbros scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2021/07/14/some-young-peaters/
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. TomP scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Whelk
    The Whisky Jury – a Belgian independent bottler – has spoiled us in the past with lovely single casks. For the 14th release he selected a first fill quarter cask that was filled with Coal Ila spirit on the 9th February 2018 and bottled on the 10th February 2021. Hence the funny tagline ‘one day old’. Only 152 bottles were available at the very fair price of 49 EUR and hence they flew off the shelves. I feel lucky that I was able to get me a bottle.
    Very peaty on the nose. I’ve only just poured it and already the room starts to smell great. Peat, a fisherman’s boat, sea breeze and whelks. A nice note of citrus and apples, as I often find in Caol Ila. Yes, you can smell this is very young, but already full of character for such a nascent malt.
    On the palate too the young age is immediately obvious, but that is what makes it so interesting. Sharp on salt, stock fish and cold ashes with lots of lemon peel and some vanilla. The second sip offers some olives and oyster sap, but also some grapefruit and a mildly medicinal note. Powerhouse.
    That medicinal note manifests itself again on the long, feisty and salty finish.
    Impressive is the least you can say. It proves again that the Caol Ila spirit is of outstanding quality. Thanks to the small cask, this Caol Ila bursts with character, even after just one day.

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