- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Archives (Arc)
- Bottling serie
- Inaugural Release
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- Number of bottles
- 59.1 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 11 Sep 2011 1:09 pm
7 × in wishlist
63 × member ratings
40 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2000 Arc
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.98 points
- This young drop has a beautiful character. The smoke does not destroy anything at all, but is quite a team player.
Slight peat fires glow, lemon juice, salty sea breeze of sweet swaths. A lightness and elegance beyond compare.
It raise peat and brine, the citrus fruits remain in the game.
The aforementioned flavors increase explosively to a great finale, which swings very pleasant and slow in the mouth.
- A splendid Caol Ila, probably a year or two younger seeming than it is, but none the worse for that.
Delightful coal smoke and lemon zest. The underlying barley sugar is overwhelmed by the salty sea shells. The fruit becomes softer and less citrus with water.
Intensely salty, bitter lemons and sharp sugar counterpoint to the salt. Water softens the palate, but sends spices flying off to crash into the roof of your mouth.
Huge return of the coal smoke at the end. Only the lemon survives it. Water calms the coal smoke and leaves room for the malt to come through.
- This is simply a magnificent Caol Ila, even at this young age. Feisty,
clean and powerful! I cannot stress enough how much of an underappreciated
Ileach this is. It truly deserves more attention.
It has a very clean nose on ashes, pipe tobacco, wet stones, oysters,
lemon juice and seaweeds. It reminds me a bit of the 10 Year Old from A.D.
Rattray that I had about a year ago. Very accessible, despite the high ABV.
On the palate, this peaty fellow explodes, releases all the coastal
elements and barely giving the citrus any chance to surface. Very feisty and
typically Islay. Peatheads will love this. Adding water is totally unneccesary.
The finish is nice and long, smoky and ends in a briny twist. Wonderful.
- On the first day of 2012, btw Happy New Year to You all, I tried this whisky and it`s realy great. The taste is fantastic and in fact, I didn`t realise that this was so extermely nice. Tasting notes will follow in due time, so don`t worry