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Overall rating
82.67/100
votes
5
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hunter Laing (HL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Vintage
12.2009
Bottled
02.2017
Stated Age
07 years old
Casknumber
HL 13334
Number of bottles
403
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Apr 2017 9:25 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 66,13

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2009 HL

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.67 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/11/27/malt-n-copper-smoke-fire/

    Interestingly, the Clynelish distillery is an exact replica of Caol Ila. At Caol Ila, they only use refill casks.

    N: Right on! The main thrust is viscose buttery icing sugar with a nutty [cashew] sweetness. Also, it’s washy, as in of the wash, and a little wishy-washy. Distillate driven with light phenol levels.
    T: Tastes the youngest of all so far. Quite lacking and spirity but with a promising mouthfeel forming.
    F: Sour>sweet spirit.
    C: Distillate led and little complexity but with only promising signs. So why did they bottle this at 7 years? Was it showing signs of deterioration already from a refill butt?Scores a C[+]

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