Caol Ila 2002

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double Matured in Moscatel Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 1000 ml
C-si; 1-474
Added on
27 Oct 2014 3:05 pm by Pxrider

Average value

€ 91.11

19 × in wishlist

186 × member ratings

466 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2002

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.93 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Agrajag scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  3. 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

  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 80 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, here 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

  5. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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-

  7. 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

  8. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • 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

  9. 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.

  10. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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


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