Caol Ila 2000 Arc

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 61.00

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67 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2000 Arc

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.03 points.

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      The finish is nice and long, smoky and ends in a briny twist. Wonderful.

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  3. John87 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. BeatF scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    This young drop has a beautiful character. The smoke does not destroy anything at all, but is quite a team player.
    • Nose
      Slight peat fires glow, lemon juice, salty sea breeze of sweet swaths. A lightness and elegance beyond compare.
    • Taste
      It raise peat and brine, the citrus fruits remain in the game.
    • Finish
      The aforementioned flavors increase explosively to a great finale, which swings very pleasant and slow in the mouth.

  6. Willie JJ scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A splendid Caol Ila, probably a year or two younger seeming than it is, but none the worse for that.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  7. Lafroy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. I_SPEY scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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


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