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Caol Ila 15-year-old - Unpeated Style

Overall rating
85.12/100
votes
104
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2016
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
61.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L6048CM000 01570439
Barcode
5000281046006
Added on
06 Jun 2016 5:17 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 102,60

17 × in wishlist

104 × member ratings

196 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 15-year-old - Unpeated Style

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.12 points

  1. Tano77 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Ila-Maus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. rolabob scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    wow ... the ABV does its trick. some drops of water help to open it up a bit. Very "fresh", malty, sweet vanilla, some salty notes as well. it was quite complex, grassy, wet hay mingled with hints of sweet tropical fruits. finish is long and rather sweet. Fine dram but not for every day!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Cast Olila scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. DenisL scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Balance: (20) ... (83)
    • Nose
      Herbal aroma (hemp) sweet, vanilla, cream. (22)
    • Taste
      The taste is sharp (not looking at a couple of drops of water)
    • Finish
      Finish is dry, prickly and bitter with a drop of honey, menthol and again bitterness. (21)

  8. schero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great part. Otherwise, I hate Caol Ila. But that seems purely because of their smoke character. I can not stand water in my opinion.
    • Nose
      Citrus-rich and mineral first nose, lots of vanilla, orange juice, chalk, a little tin bucket, somewhere between Arran and Springbank, with water it becomes dull after orange peel and coast
    • Taste
      Vanilla with very compatible 60% alcohol, slowly it gets peppery, orange sweetness, again mineral
    • Finish
      Beautiful heat with a lot of vanilla and only a subtle oak note, mineral mouthfeel, with water it becomes bitter

  9. Glennie scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Quite alcoholic without water.

    An OK dram but not more than that.

    I like Caol Ila. Especially with peat (-;
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Moderator

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

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