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Overall rating
87.20/100
votes
43
Whiskybase ID
WB84301
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
25.09.2007
Bottled
03.05.2016
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
315325
Number of bottles
320
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange Exclusive
Added on
30 Jun 2016 7:14 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 64.74

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69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2007 SV

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.20 points

  1. mothers_finest did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes by Serge:

    I’m expecting a ‘mezcaly’, that is to say a totally distillate-driven youngster – all for the good and perhaps even the better. By the way this one was ‘hand picked by TWE’. Good that they don’t use machines, sniffers and such. Imagine, ‘Selected by an Iphone’… Colour: white wine. Good news already. Nose: I could keep this short and just write ‘yes’, but I’ll still mention seaweed, limey smoke, beach sand, iodine, grass smoke (garden bonfire) and oysters. Loch Gruinart oysters, of course. Mouth: but-it-is-totally-mezcaly. It’s even agave-y (kind of the same thing, S.) Smoked fish and olives, plus a thin coating made with custard and light honey. That’s the barrel speaking out. Finish: rather long, super clean, maritime, smoky, seaweedy, mezcaly… Some would call it a fishermans’s dram. A Mexican fisherman? Comments: BFYB. Well done TWE! Totally up my alley. SGP:457 - 90 points

  2. Dominic did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Taste note from Flavourman: Nose: honey straw grain | salt Taste: candij sugar lichee | ginger | charcoal Finish: sweet finish candyfloss 82/84

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It's young, flavourful and nicely balanced. Highly enjoyable and affordable too.
    • Nose
      Seaweed and iodine as well as some lime juice and hay. Wet rocks. And light, subtle wood smoke, from a smouldering campfire.
    • Taste
      Charcoal, tar and smoke. A pinch of salt. Quite rich and well-balanced with a hint of honey and sweet fruit to round out the palate.
    • Finish
      Long, peaty and smoky.

  4. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The price/quality ratio is good. I upgraded my score from 87 to 88 after the bottle had been open awhile.You'd best like chalky, ever so slightly yeasty young and as such a bit rough stuff if you think this could be your bottle. 

    In the event you already have this one and like it, AnCnoc Flaughter and Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2008 may also appeal to you.
    • Nose
      Woodsmoke and sweet lemons. Eucalyptus, seawater, faint wood from the cask and a bit of rubbery peat.
    • Taste
      Smoke, flint and lemons. Really quite sweet and fruity underneath the char. Slight chalkiness. Very straightforward.
    • Finish
      Could stand more complexity but it lingers long enough for such a young one. IMO youth shows in the way it's very similar from start to finish.

  6. nhuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    You nose it and you know it's great :) surprisingly strong flavour for 46%, nice smoke, strong but not too much, nice choice. At least 89p for me, go get it.

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Jimjam scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Quality, expressive, distillate-driven young Caol Ila

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