- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Elixir Distillers (ElD)
- Bottling serie
- Elements of Islay
- 5 Bourbon Barrels
- 55.2 % Vol.
- 500 ml
- Added on
- 21 Aug 2017 7:55 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila Cl8 ElD
28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.80 points
- Substantial, sweet, and interesting on the palate, but too young (for me) on the nose. This is one of those rare examples where the palate is more complex than the aroma, and a whisky that makes me wonder who likes to nose stuff like this (i.e., young, undermatured Islays) in any substantive way. Tasty, yes, but pretty much all I'm smelling is acrid smoke, indistinct herbals, saccharine spirit, and burnt plastic. But hey, never say never, perhaps one day I'll start digging it.
- clean, classic, straightforward with a full distillate character - needs some water
Menthol, wet ash, citrus, salty sea breeze, iodine flavors
Smoked blossom honey with sugar syrup, iodine ointment
smoky, sweet and medium in length
- Notes by producer;
Our eighth bottling from Caol Ila is a marriage of five bourbon barrels. Caol Ila is renowned for its light, flinty style, which adds elegance to the layers of smoke and strong coastal notes that are its trademark.
Distillate from the mid-2000's matured in five bourbon barrels.
Classic coastal sea spray with an undercurrent of caramel and buttered popcorn. A background note of aniseed marries nicely with lime oil and thyme.
The texture is creamy and full with flavours of baked lemon and rock salt. The distillery’s flinty edge is on show and balances nicely with the flavour of delicate custard.
Juicy and long, with lemon oil and cloves coming through.