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Overall rating
87.81/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB90101
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Valinch & Mallet (V&M)
Bottling serie
Hidden Casks Collection
Vintage
2002
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
16-242
Number of bottles
322
Strength
50.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Dec 2016 11:58 am by whiskeen
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 118.00

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23 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2002 V&M

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.81 points

  1. Pxrider scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Note by WhiskyfunCaol Ila 14 yo 2002/2016 (50.7%, Valinch & Mallet, sherry hogshead, cask #16-242, 322 bottles)Caol Ila 14 yo 2002/2016 (50.7%, Valinch & Mallet, sherry hogshead, cask #16-242, 322 bottles) Four stars and a half The darker of them all, and perhaps the most mature, let’s see… Colour: gold. Nose: niiice! It’s got more sour fruits, ale, cider, sooty seawater, and also walnuts, fino-style, as well as a wee medicinal side. Iodine and bandages. Right up my alley, so far. With water: broken branches and almond peelings, seaweed, and a spoonful of miso soup. Nah, you may drop the tofu. Mouth (neat): quite big and very excellent. More oak impact, obviously, but this mustardy and coastal arrival is just perfect. Where are the oysters, Nestor? Some further-fortified Manzanilla of some sort? With water: wonderful, it never got sweetish. Lemon zests, smoked almonds, oysters (thank you Nestor)… And just wee traces of tiny oak shavings. Finish: rather long, walnutty and mustardy, with Seville oranges in the aftertaste. Comments: super good, we’re bordering total perfection (I know, a pleonasm but we’ve done much worse, haven’t we.) SGP:366 - 89 points.

  2. Sb17sw scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Really good. Dread the day it will be gone.

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Grilled ham, smoked, with a nice big malt behind, draped with sherry. In the mouth, smoked, corpulent as it should be, quite sweet too but not too much. Alcohol well integrated. Completely consistent with what is expected of him: very qualitative!

    Enthusiasm 3/5
    Whisky n ° 1228

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