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Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
71
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
2000
Bottled
09.2015
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
576
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Sep 2015 8:56 pm by Zinni
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 84.31

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71 × member ratings

74 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2000 CA

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Special thanks to whiskyCon for the sample.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very bright, with peat smoke and tropical fruits being the main characters here. I got some feeling that it's going to be soapy/perfume-y on the palate with this nose, I hope I'm wrong. Some child used antibiotic syrup, sharp vanilla extract,
    • Taste
      75 75
      Candy sweetness and juicy fruitiness, but it does not translate into a pleasant palate. Again the antibiotic syrup, which is not pleasant to me. Some bitterness as well.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Bit tarry and ashy, with some bitterness. Pretty long finish which is unlucky in this case.

  2. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Jackson05 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    From a 2 oz sample

    N: Tarry peat, citrus, vinegar, licorice root

    P: sweet peat, tar, iodine, Apple and pear.

    F: Mentol, mint, tar, barrel char, long

    Notes: a young beast but I love the whole tarry, cooling mentol thing going on. I stay with my original 88/100

  4. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Liquid_Gold scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, lime, pear, tangerine and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Peat, apple, spice and caramel. Water releases some liquorice.
    • Finish
      Peat, apple, caramel and orange.

  8. thatfamousgrouse scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    B+ (88 if you must); I really enjoy the fresh apple staying strong through the finish, but it’s sadly not the quirky oddball I’ve come to love and expect from this bottler.
    • Nose
      Bright and fresh. Bitter lemon and medicinal peat, with vanilla (surprisingly less than the G&M), granny smith apple, sweet custard, and mushrooms.
    • Taste
      Medium body, medium sweet. More granny smith apple and banana cream pie. A firm background of dry peat.
    • Finish
      A long hit of dry smoke and those apples again. Surprisingly fresh for a fruit note in the finish.

  9. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Thermidor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Cadenhead once again show they know how to pick a cask or two. A delightful whisky even if it wasn't exactly my favourite in my at-home refill bourbon Caol Ila tasting. Chiseled is the word. Coal, charred wood and seashore aromas, all of them very definite although it could use a little more complexity. The oak is just about perfect: Not too loud and supports the spirit without stealing the show. Based on tasting multiple Cadenhead Islay whiskies released in the last few years I get this odd feeling someone there likes dill in their whisky. Not a complaint, just a thought. 

    Tasted in a lineup of 5 Caol Ilas: This one, 5yo 2010 DL Provenance cask 11073 (81 pts), 8yo 2006 Carn Mor (83), 19yo 1995 DL 10971 (88), and Elements of Islay Cl7 (90).

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