Caol Ila 2006 DR

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
08 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
57.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 may 2015 10:16 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 110.00

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Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2006 DR

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.36 points.

  1. Yarema scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A very young and spicy alcohol. As for me with good inclinations, but too early to blame from the barrel. And no matter how you twist it - there is a lack of balance everywhere. The price does not match the quality!

    Nose - 21
    Taste - 20
    Finish - 20
    Balance - 21
    Rating - 82

  2. Ostap scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Interesting in aroma, with a lot of transformations, quite drinkable whisky and meaningful. Organically selected degree, good balance. Option for tasting. Maybe a little straining the extra sweetness.
    • Nose
      Sour wine, with smoked smoke, iodine and medicine, a bunch of citrus, ash, a little prunes, baked potatoes in ashes, raisins. The second measure is marmalade, waxed wood, baked apple, eclair, leather, oatmeal, walnuts in green peel, notes of smoked lard.
    • Taste
      Smoke, ash, dry, pepper, noticeably sweet, very juicy, syrupy, mango, raisins, smoked.
    • Finish
      Smoke and pepper, dry, charcoal-sweet, quite long, smoked lard.

  3. Squinugie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    20 20 21 21, although quite simple, but good

  6. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Balance sheet (21) It is delicious. (84)
    • Nose
      Citrus.Turf.alcohol (20)
    • Taste
      It's delicious, spicy. It's sweet but not cloying! Hurray! Ash. Salt (22)
    • Finish
      Finish spicy and. Sweet ... candied ... and wet ash. (21)

  7. Thermidor scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    I tried a sample of this against a sample of Provenance DMG casks 10423+10447 because I wanted to compare two pale and young Caol Ilas (on account of all the no-age bottles is 9 years young anymore, or  perhaps old already?-), one at cask str. and the other at reduced 46%. I found both to be regrettably flat in delivery and the DR bottle earned from me barely a single point more than the Provenance. They are very spirit driven but the spirit is perhaps suffering from narcolepsia since this and the Provenance were mostly smoky seawater, diluted with tap water. If it's going to be just the spirit talking I prefer it does more than whisper or pantomime.


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