Caol Ila Moch

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Nov 2010 4:21 pm

Average value

€ 49.14

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila Moch

82 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.90 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Sorry, but why on earth should you buy this when there's the regular 12-year-old to be had at the same (or even at a lower) price? This is just younger, that's its only differentiating characteristic.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Yeah, but no. I mean, if you're into young, not-even-into-their-teens-yet peaters, you might dig this nose, but when there's older and better stuff (or quality NAS like the Laphroaig Quarter Cask) out there for the same price, why would you buy this?
    • Taste
      82 82
      Yup, a tasty, lush-and-sweet (and young) CI. Simple, straightforward and tasty. Oysters, lemon juice, salt.
    • Finish
      82 82
      See above. Nice enough, no complaints (except the price).

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur


    C: Sweeter than the 12yo with a mild-yet-determined citrus note. Also, this has more body than the 12yo and a longer form also.

  3. EarlMobile scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Young and powerful Caol Ila. Smells nice of smoke, campfire and bacon. Tasty then next to the smoke also some sweetness and lemon notes. Overall, quite strong and spicy, especially the aftertaste.

  4. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Moch is Gaelic for "dawn", a feeling that this whisky certainly evokes
    in us with his light, airy but warm flavors and aromas. Colour : Light gold

    Smell : Salty, smoky and soft fruit

    Taste : Sweet, peaty and smoky aftertaste

  5. rolabob scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

  6. eNZzo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. mattheww scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Willum scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  9. maltwhisky_de scored this whisky 85 points Newbie


    Our conclusion: The Caol Ila Moch is an excellent whisky and at the same time proof that Islay-Malts can be really good even without age. Smoke, peat, ash and sea salt are finely interwoven to give a whisky that is very enjoyable. Also for beginners highly recommended. For 35 to 40 euros a clear buy recommendation!

  10. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    An avalanche of coarse salt, iodine, sea spray, kelp. Fresh lemon peel, an ounce of vanilla. Wispy smoke, a very mineral side, even metallic. Seashells stuck to the rock. Behind, a little liquid honey.
    In the mouth, honey and peat stand out, lemon, white pepper, oyster, butarga, it is slightly acidic. A stony taste on the finish, quite long, sparkling, caramel, peat and coconut milk. It's a very maritime profile, I like it a lot, for a NAS at less than 45 ° it's really extraordinary.

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86


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