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Overall rating
86.81/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Caora (Cao)
Bottling serie
N°1
Vintage
09.2009
Bottled
10.2016
Calculated age
07 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
r10/002-100
Number of bottles
343
Strength
65.7 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Label
Peated to 50ppm
Added on
20 Dec 2016 4:55 pm by pe
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79,55

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Whisky Reviews for Lochindaal 2009 Cao

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.81 points

  1. Pxrider did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes by Whiskfun.com

    Lochindaal 2009/2016 (65.7%, Caora, first fill bourbon, cask #r10/002-100, 343 bottles) Caora are a new Swiss independent bottler from Olten, which lies very close to Alsace. This one-off baby from Bruichladdich was peated to 50ppm, so it may lie somewhere between Port Charlotte and Octomore. Now I’m not sure it’s very smart to start a session with a whisky this strong, cough, cough… Colour: pale gold. Nose: this instantly reminds me of the bottlings done by those crazy Swedes named Svenska Eldvatten. It’s powerful yet pristine smoky malt, in the regions of mezcal and gentian (which, by the way, they know very well in Helvetia). So far, so great. With water: a little lemon in a used ashtray, plus some damp hay. Mouth (neat): some kind of nuclear war happening on your tongue, but quite bizarrely, that’s bearable. Vanilla-ed smoked lemons? With water: immaculate smoky lemons and oysters, then tangerines. Unexpected echoes of old Laphroaig from the 1960. I’m dead serious. Finish: long, still pristine, ultra-clean, and beautiful. Comments: sublime young distillate by Bruichladdich with very minimal cask influence. I believe that was the key here. Grüezi miteinander! SGP:557 - 90 Points.

  2. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    With its 65.7% comes for me this 7-year Lochindaal bottling, from the house Bruichladdich, without water is not enough. Without water, the great notes go down in the alcohol. Actually you could use the 0.5 Lt. in a 0.7 Lt. Bottling bottle and fill with good spring water - and you have a great dram.
    But it's exciting to try such a young laddie in cask strength !! The nose is excellent, but otherwise it is rather dry and not very full-bodied for me.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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