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Overall rating
85.20/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Sweet, vanilla, smoky heart
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
53.152
Number of bottles
291
Strength
57.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Jul 2011 11:52 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85.00

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 14-year-old SMWS 53.152

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.20 points

  1. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes
    Colour: Nettle wine

    The nose had lots of vanilla (ice-cream, Edinburgh Rock,
    American cream soda), along with bacon, tar, medicine cabinets, mild mint and
    beach bonfires. The unreduced palate possessed a heart of sweet vanilla
    smokiness, with suggestions of burnt newspapers andcreel ropes; the finish
    rumbled along endlessly. The reduced nose suggested smoked vanilla pods, wet
    beach sand and lobster bisque with a sprig of mint. The reduced palate was
    altogether more civilised and mellow, having lost some of its brooding darkness
    – smoked pork, mild parma violets and  a
    spicy heat provided by cumin and cardamom. From the distillery near Port
    Askaig.

  2. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    (Blind) Single Dram Note.
    SMWS Tasting, 2012_12
    • Nose
      smokey, sooty, oak, barley, citrus, ozone, bakery. (85)
      Later: pepper & some linen come into play. (87)
    • Taste
      peaty, smokey, citrus, sweet & quite fruity & liveley under the smoke. (88)
    • Finish
      more peat & smoke, bready, some malty notes, some oak & spices. (85)

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