Caol Ila 2000 CA

Overall rating
87.27/100
votes
79
Whiskybase ID
WB71634
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

€ 134.20

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Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 2000 CA

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.27 points.

  1. red71 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Foamy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. STL scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice dram for a 14 year old, thanks Henri for the sample.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Without a drop of water several points less but with a drop it opens up and gives a lot to discover in the nose. The peat gets less sharp too.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Little sharp but in the mouth also lots to discover, some allready wrote about it so no need for me to ad more.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long finish but here the peat rules. Further sweet also.

  5. 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.

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Jackson05 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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

  8. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Liquid_Gold scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  11. 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.

  12. thatfamousgrouse scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    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.

  13. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  14. Thermidor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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).

  15. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sample from Hvdree
    • Nose
      Peat, ashes, pepper, clear as well and mustard.
    • Taste
      Ashes, earthy, citrus, white bread and olive oil. A bit medicinal and briny like walking on the beach and shells.
    • Finish
      Pepper, peaty, a salty note, bitter fruits and tar.

  16. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  17. Bishlouk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Although this Caol Ila is quite typical, it is also rich, changing, fiery, while being subtle and posed despite its young age. I could honestly have thought it was older than it is. A very good Caol Ila.
    • Nose
      Shellfish, vanilla lemon. Mineral notes on shale sneak up after aeration. The crustacean is also more discreet, the peat slipping towards the iodized and ashy smoke. Lemon notes persist.
    • Taste
      Very vanilla for a short time, then it explodes in the mouth. Citrus compote, large pinches of salt, spicy spices and acid citrus. The texture is soft and unctuous, it is almost like a candy that melts in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Long. The retro-olfaction of ash smoke imposes itself. The salt dies slowly, accompanied by acid lemon.

  18. erikz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This dram looks very oily, but it tastes rather light and smooth. Not heavy or sticky to the palate as one might expect with an oily looking whisky.

    Another very drinkable modern Caol Ila. The ABV is spot on for this, any more and this would overpower the palate and the nose even more so. 
    • Nose
      Very typical modern Caol Ila on the nose. Ashy, phenolic, faint lemon and bergamot, a hint of tinned sweets. With water: more of the tinned sweets, less of the citrus notes. Less ashy now.
    • Taste
      Smooth and fresh mouth feel, not oily at all. Very ashy, a bit of peat smoke, honey, lemon sweets, brine. With water: ash almost lost now on the palate, here the lemon sweets are more in the foreground, more honey and the bergamot and lemon which were lost from the nose are hitting hard now.
    • Finish
      Salty, lemons, hint of black pepper, warm, dry. Keeps lingering. Ashy background. With water: warmer, more salt. Sweets now flow from the palate to the finish. Smooth white chocolate now comes in to play. More peppery in the end.

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