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Caol Ila Moch

Overall rating
83.00/100
votes
341
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2010
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L4216CM000 04773494
Barcode
5000281028033
Added on
10 Nov 2010 4:22 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 50,86

341 × member ratings

800 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
21
Finish
20
Balance
20

Tastingtags

70 Notes

Tim-R
Expert Junior Tim-R Review note
01 Apr 2018 9:30 am
Tim-R gave this whisky 77 points
Weighted Rate
76.7
Nose
80
Initial taste
76
Body
72
Finish
73
Price
80
Presentation
85
Butei
Expert Junior Butei Review note
03 Dec 2017 7:57 pm
Butei gave this whisky 81 points

Not very interesting. Liked the Bunnahabhain 12 much better.

Weighted Rate
81.1
Nose
80
Initial taste
80
Body
82
Finish
80
Price
85
Presentation
82
Slainte Mhath
iDea D
Expert Senior iDea D Review note
10 Nov 2017 9:47 pm
iDea D gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81.2
Nose
81
Initial taste
81
Body
79
Finish
81
Price
88
Presentation
80
Dimitri
Gaija
Expert Junior Gaija Review note
07 Aug 2017 4:12 pm
Gaija gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.6
Nose
87
Initial taste
81
Body
83
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
85
Gaija
Expert Junior Gaija Tasting note
07 Aug 2017 4:12 pm
Gaija gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

When I first tried it a few years ago, I thought it was excellent ant that its goal to summarize Caol's style was quite achieved. Onto a proper review now ... And indeed the nose is really charming and on point. It's everything a young Caol should have : lemon, green olives, seaweed and fresh white bread, period. The rest is accessory : some kind of vinegary bruschetta, green pepper, rosemary-flavoured olive oil ... Very coherent, very Caol. The few points it looses in simplicity, it gains back in obviousness (which is always something that scores in my book). Smoked salt. If you wait, some more subtle touches arise : wet newspapers and dry white wine. Excellent, though not complex.

Taste

Much less impactful than I recalled. The texture is ok, nice oiliness, but the taste feels locked under 43%. I rarely complain about strength but here, it clearly seems responsible of some "gustative staticity". Other than that, feels pretty much "at the beach" : licking a pebble stone between two lemon shortbreads, with some brine in your nose.

Finish

Better already ! A feeling of SevenUp upon swallowing, then a very nice mineral comeback on limestone and slate, nice austerity again, that's the Caol I like ! Chlorine and Schweppes Tonic. Not that short actually, and better focused than the palate.

Comments

It's not as good as I remembered it to be, especially on the palate, but still, it's an excellent entry level Islay, and a very good take on the distillery character. In a way it feels more "evident" than the 12, though less impactful, which is why I'll support Toffie76 in saying that it's the perfect dram to make your buddies discover the "clean & easy" side of Islay.

AH Whiskyvitrine
Expert Senior AH Whiskyvitrine Review note
06 Aug 2017 1:26 pm
AH Whiskyvitrine gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.1
Nose
82
Initial taste
83
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
83
Presentation
80
Oldpultnie
Expert Senior Oldpultnie Review note
30 Jul 2017 6:41 pm
Oldpultnie gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.5
Nose
84
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
83
Price
85
Presentation
84
Oldpultnie
Expert Senior Oldpultnie Tasting note
30 Jul 2017 6:37 pm
Oldpultnie gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Very slow tears, the whisky sticks on the glass. Light sweet, peaty and creamy nose. Little medicinal at the end. Not overwhelming but a nice balanced and pleasant nose.

Taste

Nice and sweet coming in. Peat and smoke. More oily in taste than the cream in the nose. Spicy at the end; pepper.

Finish

Medium finish. Hot for a while with a mix of bitterness and brine in the end.

Comments
Toffie76
Expert Senior Toffie76 Note
09 Jun 2017 12:55 pm
Toffie76 gave this whisky 82 points

pas désagréable, jeune , marin, un rien austère, fumé plus que tourbé. Pas de prise de tête, à boire avec des potes près du feu en mangeant un poisson grillé au barbec'.

Dre73
Connoisseur Dre73 Review note
15 Apr 2017 1:58 pm
Dre73 gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.7
Nose
83
Initial taste
82
Body
83
Finish
82
Price
84
Presentation
83

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