Overall rating
87.31/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB208702
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Bottling serie
A Dream of Scotland
Vintage
2012
Bottled
2022
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Italian Red Wine Casks Finish
Number of bottles
472
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
100 ml 700 ml
Market
de Germany
Added on
23 apr 2022 12:05 am by ValentinS
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 139.90

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37 × member ratings

220 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2012 BW

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.31 points.

  1. glen efze scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A Dream of Scotland again. Marco Bonn releases new bottlings quite frequently - and they are sold out in no time. And indeed, some of the tastiest Caol Ilas I've ever had came from the Brühl whisky house. This is a 10 year old that has been finished in Italian red wine casks. That's a pretty broad term, so be it - the whisky shimmers slightly reddish and could be fun.

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    • Nose
      Of course, one always asks oneself when such a whisky comes to the nose: why bother with any pale bourbon maturation? We don't want to start again from the spectacular three-year-olds. Anyway, why bother with whiskys without smoke? This is smoky red wine cream with fine vanilla and you really don't want anything else in the glass.
      The smoke carries the aroma and gives it strength, concealing the sweetness and the sweet cherries, mangoes and apricots marinated in red wine. It's OK …
    • Taste
      The alcohol is not that powerful in taste, the whisky is easy to drink even undiluted. With a few drops of water, however, it becomes even more relaxed and develops the sweet fruity aroma better. And my trauma with Italian wine barrels? No, I can't find any sulfur here. Then another relieved sip. The red wine cream with fruit is also present in the mouth, but here there is also a tart chocolate with some cocoa dust.
    • Finish
      Towards the end, the Caol Ila becomes dry like a good Italian red wine, the ashy, mineral Caol Ila smoke remains. Yes, whisky is fun, you can enjoy it, smell it, taste it, philosophize about it and then drink it and dream of the wonderful Hebridean island on the Scottish west coast. Or from Tuscany - the main thing is that you dream. And drinks.

      This is also a rough Islay whisky, which the red wine has tamed and which exudes elegance. On the label is an elegant lady with a top hat and a cigarette - but in reality she is a tattooed punk who philosophizes about the finesse of dry red wine - but only after she has eaten a good helping of sweet red wine cream. A whisky for a special evening. But actually every evening is special.

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. jazzvilly scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. maltman55 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

  6. FeydRautha scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Killswitch scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Fassstaerke181088 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Official description from Brühl:

    Cold campfire ashes waft from the nosing glass. The nose promises very clearly: Here comes an Islay Whisky! But then the influence of the wine barrels mixed with the young wild spout. Berry compote and notes of cinnamon mix with smoking, smoldering logs to create a powerful, berry-fruity drinking pleasure that brings with it a fine selection of spices. For us it's clear - easy drinking Islay fun

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