Caol Ila 2002

Overall rating
85.83/100
votes
193
Whiskybase ID
WB59413
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2002
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Double Matured in Moscatel Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Label
C-si; 1-474
Barcode
5000281021676
Added on
27 oct 2014 3:05 pm by Pxrider
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 63.36

17 × in wishlist

193 × member ratings

492 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2002

27 users have left 28 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.83 points.

  1. Malthead19 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    - a CAOL ILA that you can enjoy very well
    - significantly better than the normal 12 y.
    - original price still ok (approx. 50 €)
    • Nose
      very aromatic smoke, sweetish fruit notes, toffee, fudge
    • Taste
      Mild but very intense smoky start, you have to like smoky whiskys very much, significantly more smoke in the taste than in the smell, then spice, dry fruit aromas (towards dry sherry / dry red wine), subtle sweetness follows the dry first impression
    • Finish
      medium smoky-sweet finish;
      longer smoky reverberation

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  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    a soft, harmonious filling - clear aromatic smoke - vinous - sweet - tasty and good!
    • Nose
      distinctly smoke, grapes, peaches, oranges, vinous, sweet;
    • Taste
      harmonious oily appearance, soft, salty, intense smoke, ash, slight sweetness, citrus fruits, grapes, toffee, chocolate;
    • Finish
      medium length, sweet, peppery, salty, with long lingering smoke;

  4. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Don Cassi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Superficially maritime in the nose, like a sea breeze, almost fishy. In the background unobtrusive campfire smoke with aromas of bacon. Behind it a subtle sweet fruitiness and chocolate. After a while also marzipan ????

    Slightly salty and ashy in the mouth with fruity hints. It is wonderfully soft and sweet.

    Immediately cold ash in the finish, as if one had licked through an ashtray. Behind it, light coffee bitterness and a touch of salt. Plus wood and chocolate.
    Length: 7/10

    Nicely balanced between chocolate and smoke. Great part and great PLV. Together with the Talisker and Lagavulin, it is one of the best in the range, but is on the bright, sweet side in comparison.

    Note 1-

  6. TsiAI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 18 ℃

    Viewing Eyes: Gold

    Smell Nose: Smoked salmon, shells, algae, seaweed, vanilla, green grape juice slightly acidic, green leafy vegetables, coconut water, mint mouthwash, dehydrated grapes, the oily feel is slightly sticky, like a block frozen Butter and fat, soothing smell

    Taste Palate: low sweetness, crispy whistle, cream, green apple juice, fragrant pear, green grass, earth, vanilla ice cream, grass ash, alkali, milky fragrance with figs, full of fat, silky at the moment

    Finishing: medium and short, sweet, pear, herbs, a little sea salt, charred wood, milk

    Body: Medium, supple and smooth, no tannins, almost no bitter bottom

    Nose: 87/100

    Palate: 87/100

    Finish: 85/100

    Body: 87/100

    Overall: 87.5 / 100

    Overall: The finishing touch is a bit rushed, the suppleness is very high, really like silk, the experience is excellent. Not too complicated but pleasant, personally feel that the peat smell is not too heavy

  7. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Immediately smoke, more ashy from the bottle, a little warmer from the glass, honey and cereals, smoked fish (oh, did I already recognize it?), Overripe banana, a little bit of cinnamon and a little bit of maritime
    • Taste
      Oha is much stronger than expected, cereals, almost bread-like, a hint of honey, lemon, pepper, chilli, some ash out the back

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Much peat, salt, then gets a note like smoked haggis. Very earthy peat. In the background a nice sweetness. Mouth: quite dry, peaty, strong, stronger, than I expected. Add a little oak, menthol and pepper. Finish: Departure is quite strong, peaty, a few tart notes, menthol and tends to be dry.

  9. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Balance (21)
    Not very bad, oily and bold (86)
    Go
    • Nose
      Citrus, ash, peat, grass ... cherry, prune (21.5)
      Go
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruity, oily ... iodine and salt (22)
      Go
    • Finish
      Fruit, fat, pepper and salt, iodine and smoked prunes (21.5)
      Go

  10. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B22

  11. Deloti scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. fileosoph scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. Mannix65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  14. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A promising nose, unfortunately in the mouth the gluttony disappears little by little. The whole remains rather correct.
    • Nose
      Light, not very powerful. First fragrances finely peated with some saline / iodized notes Then come the fruity / metallic notes with a hint of bitterness.
    • Taste
      Alcohol well integrated. The smoke / peat is almost already far to make way for dried fruit, wood. Dryness in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Medium finish, woody on dried fruits. The peat is a distant memory.

  15. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  16. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty, my favorite DE (I like Caol Ila and the Moscatel finish makes it special and interesting), for 55 € OK, quite stable over the vintages.
    • Nose
      Direct comparison 2002 vs. 2003: typical, strong Caol-Ila-smoke, slightly fleshy and medicinal, 2002 slightly fresher, 2003 a little bitter, with honey, banana, sweet white wine, some pepper
    • Taste
      after 5 min in the glass: 2002 slightly sharper, 2003 slightly milder, softer, otherwise no differences: strong smoke, bacon, grilled ash, malty sweetness, cinnamon, grape nut chocolate, white pepper
    • Finish
      both: long, smoke, pepper, dark chocolate, red grape skins

  17. Othorion scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  18. NamorX68 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Unbelievably great nose, because you do not want to empty the glass. Much better than the normal 12 year old bottling.
    • Nose
      Wünderschöner soft but strong sweet smoke. bright sweet fruits..apple and orange, malt, salty and maybe a hint of licorice. Wow a great nose !!
    • Taste
      sweet and fruity, malt, as in the nose wonderfully soft smoke, salty, maritime, fresh.
    • Finish
      long, sweet and fruity. In the end, it will become drier.

  19. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: peat smoke, sweet malt, some salt, intense fruits, spices
    Taste: sweet, malt, peat smoke, some pepper, becomes fruity and fresh
    Finish: long, peat smoke, malt

  20. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The color is slightly lighter than the sisters of Talisker and Lagavulin. He throws nice thick streaks on the glass. The scent is stunning, beautiful soft peat nose. It tastes as soft as it smells, unobtrusive smoke, I could not identify the Moscatel note, more sherry. Long, fruity finish, the smoke clears into the background, the sherry note comes out ... Wow!

  21. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  22. Agrajag scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  23. Numwierum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  24. Mannix65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The usual problem of all Distillers Editions: a few percentage points more alcohol would do them good and bring more aromas to light, unfortunately somewhat one-dimensional
    • Nose
      Smoked apple juice, calvados, smoked ham, sweet wine, grape juice, gooseberry
    • Taste
      More smoke than suspected in the nose, quite sweet by the Nachreifung in Muskatwein, light white wine notes
    • Finish
      The smoke remains on the palate for a very long time

  25. Paulski88 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      80 80

  26. nathanyael scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  27. Dionysus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  28. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      88 88

  29. eddydk did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Hi, Pxrider, can you tell me how it is possible that you got a bottle of Caol Ila, with the same bottle number as the one i've got. C-si; 1-474 ?

    Sorry, it seems to be the cask number, they told me at Coal Ila.

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