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Caol Ila Natural Cask Strength

Overall rating
85.82/100
votes
53
Whiskybase ID
WB33773
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Barcode
5000281021423
Added on
28 Jun 2012 12:36 pm
ColoredCask Strength

Average value

€ 24.99

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53 × member ratings

112 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila Natural Cask Strength

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.82 points

  1. tribe scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    That was too strong and unspectacular for me, much struck by the smoke.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      68 68

  2. wiedis scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I was somehow disappointed with the one bottle I had. I thought I'd like it more than the regular 12 but this is one of those rare times a CS version doesn't impress me more. I should probably give it another chance sometime but it says something of the feeling I was left with that I haven't been in a hurry to do that.

  4. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Adorable...
    • Nose
      Pungent nose, heavy alcohol that is dominant over the peat. Takes you a little while to get behind it. Then typical Caol Ila sweetness. Phenolic peat, a little different than I´m used from this distillery. 
    • Taste
      (neat)

      Powerful, overwhelming start. Burning down simply everthing. Heavy alcohol and peat combined with wonderful sweetness. Also rich spiciness and some oak as well. Peppery note. Some bitterness.
    • Finish
      Long finish, sweet and spicy, kinda dry.

  6. wekke scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    At first when the bottle is just opened very medicinal at the nose (too much for me), but it gets better after a while (a few days / weeks)  !

    A good strong (58 %) whisky !
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: pepper, nettle!, rubber, peat and some menthol
    T: peat, smoke, butter, some curry, floral and liquorice
    F: oily, earthy, spices - (speculaas) and (brown) sugar

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