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Caol Ila 2001

Overall rating
84.54/100
votes
210
Whiskybase ID
WB44927
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Double Matured in Moscatel Cask Wood
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Label
C-si; 9-473
Bottle code
L3247CM000
Barcode
5000281021676
Added on
09 Oct 2013 9:41 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 78.14

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2001

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.54 points

  1. Shane_IL scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I really enjoyed this dram. I like most of the Distiller’s editions, especially the peaty ones but sometimes they only add a narrow level of character to the whisky, whereas with this it adds quite an interesting dimension with the sticky sweet Moscatel mixing quite well with Caol Ila’s ashy and light fruity character.

    It only really suffers from chill filtration which I think prevents some of the nicer notes on the nose from carrying through to the palate and finish which would have evened out the bitterness a little.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/02/10/caol-ila-distillers-edition-2001-2013/
    • Nose
      Ashy fruit. Waxy orange peels.Lychee. Asian pears. Raspberry sherbet. A slight sulfury note. Coal dust. Wet stones in the sun. Something dusty. The intensity of the smoky and ashy notes gets a little stronger with some glass time.
    • Taste
      Ash. Bitter pears. Bitter wood. Syrup from canned fruit salad. Slightly grassy, slightly malty. Sage. Custard. New motor oil.
    • Finish
      Medium. Lingering bitterness from the palate, creamy vanilla porridge with some wood smoke, and finally a flair of motor oil and ginger.  

  2. Lcluy scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. LaurensVD scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  4. Ostap scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Good whisky, drinkable. Wonderful aroma, noticeable sagging taste and finishing jerk in the aftertaste.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Straight from the beginning, toffee, milk caramel, stuffing "Crayfish", juniper, spinach, a hint of wet cardboard, seaweed and iodized salt, stain, dried figs, fresh walnuts, ash, fuel oil, fresh wood, orange peel , candied fruit, smoked smoked, prunes, dried pear, smoky in this whisky as a supporting actor.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Unexpectedly fresh, pepper, ash-smoky, sweet, spices, a little meat with vegetables in a sweet sauce.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Warms, ash, smoky, dry, spices, figs, quite long.

  5. SimondeVette scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    The barrels make this dram a really nice surprise.
    • Nose
      Peanut, hay, muscat, a bit smoky
    • Taste
      Apricot, cherry, peat, briny
    • Finish
      Peat and brine, yellow fruit, toffee and some bitterness from the oak

  6. Flo_Be scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  8. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Light fruity nose with a subtle smoke. Mix of citrus and vanilla. More peat after a few minutes. Can't find more behind the peat.
    • Taste
      83 83
      More peat in the mouth than expected from the nose but not overwhelming. Fruity and citrus. Nothing special to taste and rather flat. Drying out a little near the end with a little peppery touch.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium half dry finish.

  9. WLUO scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

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