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Overall rating
86.67/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Beacon Spirits (BcS)
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
08 years old
Number of bottles
168
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Jun 2016 9:16 am by BertDX
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 96,75

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2007 BcS

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.67 points

  1. Rino Rotten did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting note from Whiskynotes(https://www.whiskynotes.be/2016/caol-ila/caol-ila-2007-whisky-agency-beacon-spirits):

    Probably half a cask. Nose: unexpectedly different, after the TWA version this comes across more candied. Kirsch, even light whiffs of strawberries, mixed with the more common lemons and pears and very clean, focused peat. After some breathing they grow towards each other, but this one stays less vegetal and less porridgy. Mouth: a more gentle attack, but then it bursts open with lemons and lime juice, as well as some green apple. Very bright, juicy, coastal. Maybe light traces of vanilla and some Szechuan pepper. Perfect in its simplicity. Finish: long, ashy, peppery and citric.

    This is slightly less powerful, and also a bit more narrow, but clearly brighter, juicier, more elegant. My favourite. Around € 95. Not sure about the availability.

    Score: 86/100

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Explosion

    Caol Ila? Did you say Caol Ila? Well, yes, then I am certainly interested. My favorite Islay whisky! Bring it on. This bottling is the second release by the Belgian Beacon Spirits. For me? The 69th encounter with the pale giant of the Queen of the Hebrides.

    But on the nose, this is something quite different. Blind, I do not think I would have thought of Caol Ila, to be honest. It is very narrow, if you know what I mean. I do get some smokiness and the typical lime, but all the way in the back. The nose is dominated by grasses, moss, apples, pears and even some unripe strawberries. The longer I leave it, the sweeter it becomes. I even get some candied pineapple. Different and to be honest I am not yet convinced that I like it.

    Ah, but on the palate it is all good! Lovely arrival with an explosion of lime juice, Granny Smith apples, sea salt, vanilla and peppers. Grand! The smokiness goes hand in glove with the sweetness of the fruit and vanilla. Very fresh and lively.

    The finish is very nice on citrus and ashes – long too. Ashes until the death.

    Reticent, special nose, but bull’s eye on the palate. Hurray! You can still get your hands on this on their website for 95 EUR. Thanks a lot, Bert.

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