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Caol Ila Natural Cask Strength

Overall rating
86.93/100
votes
138
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2005
Strength
59.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Label
www.malts.com on Backlabel
Barcode
5000281023571
Added on
29 Jan 2009 8:27 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 139.38

11 × in wishlist

138 × member ratings

272 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila Natural Cask Strength

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.93 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This one definitely feels the youngest of the bunch. Untamed chalky phenolic smoke, with barley sugar and vanilla on the finish.

    Flyte results:
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/21243
    55.0% - 88
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/6272
    59.3% - 86
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/4275
    59.6% - 89
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/7640
    59.2% - 90
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Another great (N)CS from Caol Ila.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Peat, salted minerals, vanilla, lemon peel, eucalyptus and tar.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Powerful, oily and spicy. Sweet fruits, pepper, chili, cocoa, citruses and ash. Banana shake.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, spicy, peaty, creamy.

  3. volker40sw scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 04-09-2020
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. GJR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Ashes, peat, tar, spices - cloves, smoke, meaty and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Oily, custard, smoke, peat, spices - pepper and cloves. Pickle and banana!
    • Finish
      Pepper, smoke, peat and ashes.   

  8. Pépé scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A good whisky, very peaty. A powerful mouth, surprisingly chocolatey. What is left in the mouth this peat, these ashes .....
    • Nose
      Peat, lemon and green apple. It's marine, then ashy, very ashy, a fishy side, smoked fish. It evolves quite a lot in time. There's something chewy here. Nice balance, really, between this playful and powerful peat and the drum.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, it spades, but wow. Lemon on the attack, followed immediately by a strong chocolate and fruity. The peat then settles. Massively. Ashes again, smoked.
    • Finish
      Long, really long, on peat.

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nice. Glad I still found this bottle so long after it came out.
    • Nose
      Citrus, peat, gingerbread, vanilla and orange. Very pleasant, not as harsh as you might expect from a peaty cask strength.
    • Taste
      Peat and salt, perhaps even some smoked fish. Dark chocolate, pepper, gingerbread and toffee.
    • Finish
      Peat, toffee, smoked ham, pepper, dark chocolate, salt and gingerbread.

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky!
    • Nose
      Smoke, very saltiness, some lemon and sea breeze.
    • Taste
      Very saltiness, a lot of smoke, some lemon and sweetness. Hot and powerfull!
    • Finish
      Long finish, a lot of smoke, with hints of sweetness and at the end tar!

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