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Overall rating
82.67/100
votes
5
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Bottled
03.2009
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Bottled for
Visitors of Douglas Laing
Added on
23 Jul 2011 11:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 10-year-old DL

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.67 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Stockfish on Vanilla
    Douglas Laing used to work (do they still?) with these so-called Advance Cask Samples, whisky in 200ml bottles that would (but not always) later appear in full bottles. This 10 year old Caol Ila pre-dates the split of Fred and Stuart, when Old Malt Cask was still part of Dougals Laing. Nowadays, this series belongs to Hunter Laing.

    Surprisingly light and somewhat closed nose on vanilla and raw barely. Hint of white fruit and some nuts. Small salty edge. After breathing some lime shines through. Or is it grapefruit? The maritime elements develop as well. Think seaweeds and wet rocks. But mostly sweet.

    The mouth feel is fine. Oily and coating. The spices and smoke come frist now and become quite loud, in fact. Yes, this is Islay for real. Then the sweetness and fruit kick in before the wood and the salt regain control. Stockfish on vanilla, should such a thing exist.

    Powerful, but short finish on smoke and vanilla.

    A simple, young Caol Ila. Nothing wrong with it. Au contraire.

  2. Landryn scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      83 83

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