Caol Ila 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bulloch Lade & Co.
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Zenith Italia
Added on
27 Aug 2012 10:51 am

Average value

€ 1442.00

6 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 12-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.62 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very nice example of Caol Ila. Let's you know that it is Caol Ila with all the aromas and flavors, and adds a nice elegance.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A great example of old-style peaters, a complex and elegant nose, intense palate and a rather clean and simple finish.
    • Nose
      Old style, a lot of OBE, some soft melon fruits. The peat here is gentle but muscular, bonfire-like and complex. A lot of briney noses as well.
    • Taste
      Rich and powerful despite 43%, very minty and herbal, some bitter tannins, shoe polish. Very sweet then, still a lot of fresh-cut mints.
    • Finish
      Long, very minty, dark chocolates. Clean and simple.

  3. SFWC did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This seems like a duplicate of the 2010 entry unless they are different bottling dates?

  4. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=245 Color: straw yellow
    Nose: Fresh, maritime mixture of lemons, limes, sea salt and hints of delicious vanilla. Sweet, ripe apples, mirabelle plums, marzipan and dry cardboard, with an intense peaty smoky note.
    Taste: In the first second still quite restrained with the notes from the nose. But then it turns on: The spice is voluminous - salt, pepper, green olives, apple compote, peat smoke and tartier accents. Mighty creamy in the second part. With a wide mouthfeel it goes into the finish.
    Finish: Rather medium-long - soft, dry-peaty and with decaying spice. Vanilla, cardboard, herbs, some honey and broken smoke. Only the dry peat echoes on the tongue for a long time.
    Remark: The second part of the taste makes you want more!
    91 points (nose: 90 / taste: 92 / finish: 90)

  5. granella2003 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      98 98

  6. granella2003 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Caol Ila has established his legend with this and other wonderful whisky. Nothing strange if is still one of the most popular distilleries in the world.
    • Nose
      Sea, salty and sweet. Incredible flavours. (The bottle is opened more than 10 years ago). No less alcohol
    • Taste
      Saltiness waves, olives, sweet and malt, at the end lots of spicy.

    • Finish
      Long, long, long. Again salty and malt. Incredible

  7. granella2003 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    A real must. An inusual Caol Ila with salty notes deep, almost olive. It impresses with a final sweet / salty. Incredible if I had not tried.
    There aren`t smoky notes of the actual 12 years old.


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