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Overall rating
85.00/100
votes
10
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Exclusive
Vintage
2006
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Refill Sherry Cask
Casknumber
306217
Number of bottles
251
Strength
58.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
Added on
06 Oct 2015 11:15 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.90

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2006 GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Moderate peat, it is especially the malt which takes the ascendant from the start. Very strong, limit too much. Vanilla too. Yeasts? It's young, not very expressive.
      Peat takes rubbery accents with water, and nothing is regulated at the level of alcoholic integration.
    • Taste
      It's already more fruity and more balanced, but the influence of sherry does not seem obvious to me.
      The spices are enhanced with a little water.
    • Finish
      Persistent and spicy, it is also a little rough, even with water.

      Enthusiasm
      Nose & Finale 2/5
      Mouth 3/5

      Whisky n ° 1797

  2. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:Caol Ila 2006/2015 (58.2%, Gordon & MacPhail, Exclusive for La Maison du Whisky, refill sherry hogshead, cask #306217, 251 bottles)  Younger, stronger, and probably heavier. Colour: straw. Nose: it’s a pure, steely, whistle-clean Caol Ila. A little fennel, some sea water, fresh almonds, crab meat (yeah) and a mild smoke. Cigarette smoke. Feels much lighter than 58%, let alone 58.2% vol. (yeah right…) With water: hessian, a tiny wet dog (I’m sorry, Chihuahuas and Yorkshires), wet cardboard… Mouth (neat): all is perfect, really perfect, ultra-clean, with just the right amount of peat, fruits, and peat (very funny, S.) The sherry is for the record, hardly noticeable. Perhaps one sultana. With water: meadows and farmyard after the rain, plus lots of ripe apples, as almost always in CI. Finish: medium, clean, with a touch of honey. Comments: the gentlest smoky beast ever.SGP:446 - 84 points.

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