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Overall rating
85.86/100
votes
82
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

€ 65.09

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82 × member ratings

151 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila Cl8 ElD

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.86 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. GIORGOS scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. ipchrist scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  7. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  8. face scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. SRB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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