Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection
Stated Age
09 years old
1st fill Oloroso Sherry Butt Finish
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 feb 2023 1:17 am by epkeizer

Average value

€ 58.03

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33 × member ratings

132 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2013 SV

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.63 points.

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very drinkable and delicious Caol Ila. Quite mild/soft on the palate and not a monster of complexity either, but that was hardly to be expected.
    Nevertheless at the price a nice easy-drinking smoker that is simply delicious. So in terms of PGV a bottle that moves in with me.
    • Nose
      sweet-spicy; smoked ham; dark sweet fruits; berries; some tobacco; slightly mineral notes; eucalyptus candies; Oak wood; campfire smoke
    • Taste
      as expected mild/soft mouthfeel (but still ok); sweet; dark fruits; smoked bacon; some tobacco; dark chocolate; Oak
    • Finish
      spicy; tart oak spice; Bitter chocolate; delicate dark fruit notes; some tobacco; smoke

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  3. pr0mille scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Very drinkable to say at least.
    A 9 year old Caol Ila which probably would've managed without the sherry cask finish. However, this brings a magnificent color, and indeed, the sweetness as expected.
    The good part is, it didn't bring the price tag associated with the sherry tag these days. And seeing how quick this one went, seems there is a good market for proper 50/60 euro bottles (hint hint).
    So, nice and peaty on the nose, and as mentioned, sweet sherry notes on the palate in combination with the smokiness. Finish is not too long.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  6. Mark24 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great Caol Ila! The sherry invluence is not to heavy, you can still taste the Caol Ila character. For 43% it has a lot of flavor, also the finish is nice and long.

  7. Arjo S scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A no brainer, considering it's price/quality ratio! It has a perfect sherry touch, leaving enough room for the Caol Ila flavours. The chosen percentage suits just fine, the alcohol is very well integrated!


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