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Overall rating
86.11/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
The Soul of Scotland
Vintage
05.2011
Bottled
02.2017
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Marsala Cask
Casknumber
900110
Number of bottles
323
Strength
59.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Feb 2017 4:58 pm by Paulski88
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 80,00

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2011 ANHA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.11 points

  1. arranmaltlover did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The Caol Ila is immediately present, unmistakable CI notes but also the heavy liqueur-like Marsala are pushing in the air. Iodine and ham flatter my nose, fighting with the massive sweetness of ripe grapes

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Everything done right. Not the fat chocolate Marmala bomb I would have expected at first fill, but still a great flavor composition.
    • Nose
      87 87
      slightly spicy and ashen smoke, vanilla, banana, some chocolate, sourish fruit, almost like kiwi, strong roasted nuts, not really fat Marsala influence, but must not always be completely superimposed
    • Taste
      88 88
      oily, extremely sweet and creamy, ashen and dry smoke, spicy, some cinnamon, sweet and fruity, but not really tangible which fruit, rarely had such a sweet smoker in the glass, I like, it's fun to drink it
    • Finish
      87 87
      now comes also dark chocolate, the smoke is still very present, supple, warming, consistent

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice thing, but rather something for those who like Caol Ila anyway much like me, young bomber with a slight rounding by the Marsala Cask, which is also good for him.
    • Nose
      Very restrained, a rather sweet sweetness is spreading, such as cheap toffee sweets, light honey, almonds, marzipan, hints of brine in the background, lavender and rosemary, vanilla and some cinnamon, lime zest and some grapefruit, salted peanuts
    • Taste
      Oily sweetness and brine, very Caol Ila, in extreme, concentrated form with the power of a 5 year old and the good% behind, salted peanuts everywhere, light herbal honey, thyme, oregano, rosemary, lavender, white pepper, nutmeg, light malt, Lime peel and grapefruit, a few charred oak briquettes behind
    • Finish
      Very dry now, the cold ash goes a bit forward, along with malt, herbal honey and grapefruit, medium long, warming

  4. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The Marsala barrel was good for the young Caol Ila. Nevertheless, he could have stayed in the barrel for a few more years.
    • Nose
      Fruity sour. Kiwi's sour cherries. Gooseberries. Campino Sweet. Malt. Very subtle medical notes. A metallic youth can not hide the malt.
    • Taste
      Again fruity-sour notes. Campino Sweet. Sugared ginger. Slightly metallic. Iodine. Some oak.
    • Finish
      Surprisingly long. Once again, the fruity notes show. Peat smoke. Bitter and dry finish with a lot of oak flavor.

  6. Whiscask scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. schero scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Marsala does not make Caol Ila tasty either. I just do not like that kind of smoke ...
    • Nose
      Grainy smoke, typical of Caol Ila, the youth can not hide completely behind the smoke, the whole is fruity sweet play, which is certainly the Marsala barrel
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity, strawberries, then comes the Cao Ila smoke, again light youth, light oak
    • Finish
      Sweet again with light smoke, the fruit notes stay a little bit

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