Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L4216CM000 04773494
Added on
10 Nov 2010 4:21 pm

Average value

€ 42.67

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517 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila Moch

78 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.92 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    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. 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!

  6. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    An avalanche of coarse salt, iodine, sea spray. Fresh lemon peel, an ounce of vanilla. Vaporous smoke, a very mineral, even metallic side. The shells glued to the rock. Behind, a little liquid honey.
    In the mouth, honey and peat stand out, lemon, white pepper, oyster, boutargue, 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 really like, for a NAS at less than 45 ° it's really exceptional.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. schengel10 scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    A young average malt - not bad, but not spectacular - also expensive!
    • Nose
      very pleasant smoky note, behind is little ... light sweetness, alcohol;
    • Taste
      beautiful sweetness on arrival, some smoke, a full spice spreads; obviously young, one-dimensional;
    • Finish
      relatively short, quickly fading finish! Here you can clearly see the youth.

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nice light peat, relatively dry. The smoke lasts long. Unfortunately a little too easy for my personal taste.

  9. Glenjasper scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. Punktar scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    Yes, he is cheaper than the 12 year old. But the 12 year old is also better for classes. Someone once said, "I can not afford to buy something cheap." That's probably true ...
    • Nose
      80 80
      Young and smoky. Campfire smoke. Some alcoholic freshness.
    • Taste
      70 70
      The campfire turns into a peat fire. You can guess oak - there is not much. In addition, something metallic. Somehow it does not seem to be finished yet.
    • Finish
      70 70
      In short, only smoke and alcohol.


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