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Caol Ila 25-year-old

Overall rating
88.83/100
votes
20
Whiskybase ID
WB184272
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
22.09.2020
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0266CM0008
Barcode
5000281027098
Added on
25 May 2021 8:48 pm by NcNino
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 238.40

9 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 25-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.83 points

  1. RickyNY scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. ThorstenH scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I am happy to have received a sample from the Ila. My 6th CI and also the eldest so far. However, CI and I will not become best friends. For me Islay has better to offer. A matter of taste.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Immediately after pouring lemon, but this develops into a mix of bright fruits. The smoke well integrated.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Kind of watery in the mouth. The smoke just in the background.
    • Finish
      88 88
      And this is where the Ila Rauch comes to the fore. Not disturbing, but noticeable.

  4. Glenladdie scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Stefan_Hartl scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A real top whisky! Pretty much everything is right here, even without strong wine barrels and the like. If you want to criticize anything here, it is the alcohol strength. With more alcohol, the malt would probably be insane.
    • Nose
      The expected smoke remains barely noticeable at first. The flavors are too interwoven, too complex. There is a hint of anise, there is honeydew melon with smoked ham, tobacco and leather and a hint of menthol. Everything coordinated and harmonious with a slight sweetness. Very nice!
    • Taste
      Oily and sweet on the tongue. The smoke is now stronger and resembles a campfire. In addition, old oak, bacon, some black pepper, tobacco. Here, too, everything is very mature and harmonious.
    • Finish
      Sweet smoke, and honeydew melon with ham. Tobacco is also found in the long finish.

  6. Expraesi scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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