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Overall rating
87.44/100
votes
62
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 77
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Ex-Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
175
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Jun 2017 12:07 pm by MacErwin
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 115,99

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2004 MBa

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.44 points

  1. Ostap scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Traditionally good work from Maltbarn. In the aroma is a quiet, not Ayliv character, but for taste and aftertaste it is already a true islander, overcrowded and oily.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Mineral, vanilla, coconut, sleepers (very delicately), fruit sweetened and sea salt water, citrus lollipops and candied fruits, floral notes, cute, fresh spit trees, honey, a little bit of ash stylus, sweet gum, cupcake, lemon, tractor brigade (from disassembled tractor, spots of oil everywhere, etc.). To a surprise, it's not Aylivsky's perfume, but just hints something skipping. Jerez is almost not felt blindly thought that the bourbon exposure.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Ashes, lemon, meat, juicy, sweet, fire, peat. Expressive!
    • Finish
      90 90
      Sweet-smoked, ash, long, citrus, oily, overpressure, peat, machine workshop.

  2. Cheng Chee Kaan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Sample from whiskygentleman
    • Nose
      89 89
      Unexpected light peat from a rather young Caol Ila, with lots of maritime saltiness. A rather earthy kind of peat. The sweetness forms a nice combo on the nose with the peat. Some nice waxy notes appear after a while, and more mineral and briny notes, and a touch of milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Nice oily arrival, sweet peat, various nuts. Sour and salty.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Gentle smokiness, and nice nuttiness. Mouth-watering and fresh. Salty and dry.

  4. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N20 P21 F21 B21

  5. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    20 21 21 20
    very strange, you can drink but do not want: (

  6. whiskygentlemen scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. kot1803 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

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