Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bourbon Hogshead
MoS 15008
Number of bottles
55.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whiskyman Exclusive
Added on
09 feb 2015 11:15 am by Headhunter
Non-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.00

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Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2000 MoS

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.53 points.

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm Nose 2/5 Mouth and finish 3/5 Whisky n ° 1593

    (2nd tasting: 3/5 overall)
    • Nose
      Ashes and malt. 15 years? It is much younger. Ham Softer but also more peppery with water.

      2nd tasting:
      Fresh, smoked, maritime (lack more than shrimp!) Sand, citrus.
    • Taste
      There is relief, it is balanced, sparkling and round; 2nd tasting:
      Spicy attack, milky texture. Alcohol well integrated. Lack of fruit for my taste. Too austere for a Caol Ila.
    • Finish
      Bitter and fruity. Persistent fresh peat. With water, longer, intense and spicy.
      2nd tasting:
      Round, persistent peat, quite spicy and almost sweet.

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  3. Dionysus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, sweet lime, tangerine and gingerbread, 
    • Taste
      Peat, sweet lime, pepper, tangerine, gingerbread and caramel.
    • Finish
      Peat, gingerbread, sweet lime and tangerine.

  5. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Caol Ila hardly disappoints, this is no exception. Refill and CI are a perfect combination.
    • Nose
      A bit un-Caol Ila, toffee and caramel strike first. This vanishes after a while, leaving another high quality refill baby. It gives a smooth peaty, smoky, medicinal and oily touch. Damp peat, wood smoke (from Lapsang Souchong), antiseptic, camphor, menthol. It's quite creamy too! And finally, there is vanilla and citrus.
    • Taste
      The medicinal side is the most prominent one. Antiseptic, iodine, camphor and menthol are dominantly present. Then a bit of bacon, rather dry wood smoke, lemon peel, cream and almonds.
    • Finish
      Rather long, still rather coastal (medicinal, peat, wood smoke and salt), a bit spice on clove and mostly pepper, and cream.

  6. Peter87 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Bishlouk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I would believe myself in a small fishing port in Brittany. Caol Ila very marine, but in calm water. To taste at ease, over time, to give him the opportunity to deliver all its facets. I have not tested, but it should marry wonderfully with a smoked fish or shellfish.
    • Nose
      At first, we know that we are dealing with an Islay; no doubt about it. Cold ashes, spray, oyster shells crushed. A bit of vanilla and plum blossom nectar behind it all. After aeration, the scents melt more with each other, making the whole softer and rounder.
    • Taste
      Very balanced, without any aggressiveness. Drops of salted lemon. Always a lot of cold ashes. Some peppery spices, but also a little vanilla liqueur to soften all that.
    • Finish
      Long. By swallowing, the ash turns into smoked trout. Iodine lingers in the throat, as well as the lemon squeezed into the cheeks.

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great Caol Ila, just
    the way I like it. Around 90 EUR.
    • Nose
      I get a truckload of
      citrus on the nose, with soft ashes, some fish oil and creosote. Then a big
      dose of vanilla kicks in, as does some sweet fruit. Think young apples and
      sweet pears. Flints in the background. A hint of candied ginger. A smile
      touches my lips.
    • Taste
      On the palate it is
      bull’s eye! A serious portion of peat and salt precede a feisty pepper. The
      ginger and the oak are loud, before making place for the sweet fruit which also
      comes in large portions. The maritime character makes places for a wonderful
      sweetness. Good balance too. Does not need water.
    • Finish
      The finish is quite
      long, sweet and spicy.


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