Caol Ila 2010 BuBa

Overall rating
87.63/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB216509
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Buds & Barrels (BuBa)
Bottling serie
The Sticky Label - Vintage War Series
Vintage
07.10.2010
Bottled
24.01.2022
Stated Age
11 years old
Number of bottles
143
Strength
59.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 aug 2022 10:46 pm by hasel

Average value

€ 99.95

5 × in wishlist

11 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2010 BuBa

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.63 points.

  1. Dionysus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

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  3. springtank scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Yo-yo
    We had to wait a while for it (after all, this fella was already bottled in January of this year), but finally this Caol Ila in the Sticky Label series of Buds & Barrels is available. Tom Haseldonckx, the driving force behind Buds & Barrels, bottled it – at cask strength – in the Vintage War Series. It is not surprising that I was very much looking forward to this, because Caol Ila is after all my favorite malt from Islay.
    Ha! That's exactly what I was hoping for! A dirty, firm nose on earthy notes, wet rocks, a cartload of citrus fruit and a fishing boat along the quay with the diesel fumes still in the air. Ship's twine and seaweed, olive oil and vanilla. A battle between sweet and salty notes with a nice smokiness in the background. Top!
    On the palate it starts rather sweet with some white fruit, malt sugars, honey and vanilla, while the pepper and peat, as well as a lot of maritime elements, make their appearance. And then make their entrance with much fanfare! An explosion on the tongue. Powerful, peaty and salty. Candied ginger, licorice and peat mix well with the sweetness of the honey and vanilla. Great balance.
    The finish is very long, very satisfying and like a yo-yo between sweet and salty.
    Mr Constent does it again! Fantasctic Caol Ila. Recommended.

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