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Caol Ila Moch

Overall rating
83.11/100
votes
377
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

€ 51,68

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila Moch

70 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.11 points

  1. Tim-R scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      73 73

  2. Butei scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Not very interesting. Liked the Bunnahabhain 12 much better.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. iDea D scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Gaija scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Gaija scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • 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.

  6. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • 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.

  9. Toffie76 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    not unpleasant, young, sailor, a little austere, smoked more than peaty. No fuss, drink with friends near the fire while eating a grilled fish at the barbec '.

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

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