Overall rating
86.89/100
votes
41
Whiskybase ID
WB211901
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Bottled
2022
Casktype
Hogshead & Oloroso Sherry Butts
Strength
50.1 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5060880924327
Added on
31 may 2022 8:41 pm by ViViTroNL
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Average value

€ 63.42

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Whisky reviews for Caol Ila CI14 ElD

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.89 points.

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice and drinkable Caol Ila, but quite ambitious in terms of price for what is on offer.
    • Nose
      86 86
      sweet-spicy; campfire smoke; matitim; some smoked fish; delicate notes of dried fruit
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet; slightly creamy; dried fruits; nicely integrated smoke; a pinch of pepper
    • Finish
      86 86
      sweet-spicy; a hint of dried fruit; some dark chocolate; smoke (campfire)

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  3. Derufus scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Ringstone scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Maritime greasy ashy
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. springtank scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Young but excellent Caol Ila; the casks have made it super round and deliciously drinkable.

    On par with (or perhaps even a bit better than) the recent Chaos Batch 2 from North Star Spirits.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruity, youngish spirit in perfect harmony with spicy / savory / nutty high-quality sherry casks. An unlikely combination, but it works here.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Just laden with chocolate, coffee, leather, tobacco, and interlaced with surprisingly soft smoke. The sherry influence is spot-on, not syrupy or overbearing, and the wood is nicely restrained (no ginger or pepper). Has a lovely sweetness to it.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Again, just bucketloads of chocolate and coffee, which I adore in a finish, alongside smoke and soft herbal notes.

  8. besar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Ninofdram scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  11. LakatosKE scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    good, interesting and balanced expression of Caol Ila
    • Nose
      88 88
      sherry, sweet smoke, figs, dates, coffee, chocolate
    • Taste
      89 89
      charcoal, chocolate with citrus and ginger, candied orange, cinnamon, oily, sweet and salty, balanced
    • Finish
      89 89
      long, charcoal, chocolate, spicy and bit of a resin

  12. Dionysus scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  13. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Notes by producer;

    Cask details;
    This bottling is a marriage of one 2015 American oak hogshead, two 2012 ex-oloroso sherry butts and one 2013 ex-oloroso sherry butt, all from the Caol Ila distillery. This limited edition whisky benefits from its sherry butt components which contribute plenty of fruit and richness.

    Tasting Notes;

    NOSE
    Coastal smoke appears, layered with smoked mackerel and fruit chutney. Pleasant savoury notes intertwine with caramel.

    PALATE
    Even sweeter and richer than on the nose: layers of dried fruit, raspberry coulis and cherries. Orange rind combines with gentle smoke and spice.

    FINISH
    Balanced and lasting with dark chocolate, bonfire embers and pomegranate seeds.

  14. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  15. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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