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Overall rating
84.18/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Caora (Cao)
Bottling serie
UAN
Vintage
05.2011
Bottled
05.2017
Calculated age
06 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Koval Rye Barrel
Casknumber
900033
Number of bottles
145
Strength
60.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Aug 2017 1:26 pm by mvonrohr
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 60.00

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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2011 Cao

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.18 points

  1. BeatF scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    pleasing little fellow, best enjoyed on a misty bog pond in the middle of the forest, from whose trees it is still dripping from the previous rain into the water. Thanks a lot to the donor for the sample!
    • Nose
      medical phenol, leather, citrus and even some vanilla
    • Taste
      All comes well over to the palate
    • Finish
      A little bit surprisingly mossy, fern-like, even licorice-like elements penetrate the leg's exit, a boletus also peeks out inquisitively, all of course, continue to be ensnared by the phenol

  2. pe scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Caol Ila 6 yo 2011/2017 ‘UAN’ (60.9%, Caora, Koval rye barrel, cask #900033, 140 bottles)

    A very lovely arty label by our Swiss friends. Not too sure about what UAN means, but I guess you could put this bottle on display at the MoMA. Colour: white wine. Nose: some very fresh, slightly mashy young Caol Ila with a layer of croissant dough and apple compote, plus some lemon juice and a moderate smokiness. With water: a funny tequila-y side, or rather a whole bowl of margarita. Mouth (neat): sharp and punchy, all on limejuice. Really all on limejuice, cool climate riesling, and the sharpest sauvignon blanc ever. With water: same feeling, plus a few fennel seeds, aniseed… Thick mouth feel, almost limoncello-y. Finish: long, extremely lemony, which is good of course. More straight smoke in the aftertaste, it’s late yet big smoke. Comments: I don’t think it’s very easy to find out about what comes from the rye but this fairly abstract little baby pleases me a lot. 

    86 points.

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  3. PeterNoster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      75 75

  4. mvonrohr scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

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