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Overall rating
85.80/100
votes
95
Whiskybase ID
99915
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Bottled
2017
Casktype
5 Bourbon Barrels
Strength
55.2 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5060188989806
Added on
21 Aug 2017 7:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 86.48

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95 × member ratings

160 × in collection

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

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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.

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    clean, classic, straightforward with a full distillate character - needs some water
    • Nose
      Menthol, wet ash, citrus, salty sea breeze, iodine flavors
    • Taste
      Smoked blossom honey with sugar syrup, iodine ointment
    • Finish
      smoky, sweet and medium in length

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.

    Cask details;
    Distillate from the mid-2000's matured in five bourbon barrels.

    Tasting Notes;

    Nose
    Classic coastal sea spray with an undercurrent of caramel and buttered popcorn. A background note of aniseed marries nicely with lime oil and thyme.

    Palate
    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.

    Finish
    Juicy and long, with lemon oil and cloves coming through.

  5. GWMingus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. blacknapkins scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. sarthur71 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Foudos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. ConvalRen scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

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