- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
- Bottling serie
- Elements of Islay
- 58.3 % Vol.
- 500 ml
- Bottled for
- Viking Line Ferries
- Added on
- 07 Nov 2012 11:34 am
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41 × member ratings
105 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila Cl5 SMS
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.66 points
- Not a particularly complex Caol Ila, pretty dry and peppery, but very much palatable.
Campfire smoke, dry peat, a salty seabreeze, sweet apple, some pear and clear citrus, roasted nuts and a hint of floral honey.
Dry smoke and peat, some minerality, salt and black pepper, sweet liquorice, fruity, citrus, apricots, some charred bitter oak.
Long: sweet and bitter citrus, lemon, grapefruit, even more black pepper, charcoal and slightly ashy.
- I don't seem to have written any exact notes for this whisky, but I do remember that it was sootier and simpler than the other Viking Line Cl exclusive, Cl3.
- Notes by producer;
While arguments over the influence of the sea on the production of Islay’s whisky still rage, this dram doesn’t care – it’s packed with seaside flavour. Crisp and briney with beach-bonfire smoke and layers of citrus, it’s a classic islander.
A hogshead distilled in 1999.
Crashing waves, hot leather and freshly sliced breakfast grapefruit with a sprinkling of fragrant flower petals. Rich and smoky peat fires build in the background, adding savoury notes and chocolate.
Powerful peat smoke and spice with lemon, lime and grapefruit zest underneath. Sweetness grows in the glass, with citrus syrup balanced by charcoal ash and stony-beach minerality.
Dry and ashy with orchard fruit sweetness and floral hints.