Caol Ila

Caol Ila 2000/2008 Murray McDavid

December 29, 2010

Zinfandel running amok. The heavy finish even manages to overpower the peatiness of a young Caol Ila. If you like smoky Cassis, you must buy this bottle. I don’t. – Rating: 71/100

Elements of Islay Ci1 – Caol Ila

December 5, 2010
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The tasting notes may look pretty generic, but this is an excellent example of a typical young Islay malt. Adding water shifts the flavours towards the spices. A brilliant whisky. – Rating: 87/100

Caol Ila 18 yo

October 21, 2010
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This is a most enjoyable expression. Quite strong but not overwhelming peat combined with a nice fruitiness, rounded off with gentle spices. – Rating: 88/100

Caol Ila Cask Strength

August 10, 2010
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Even though it has no age statement, the Caol Ila CS is a significant step up in quality from the regular 12 yo. Very complex with a slight sweetness that works very well together with the peat. – Rating: 86/100

Caol Ila 1995/2009 A.D. Rattray

June 8, 2010
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The terrific nose is backed by a sophisticated complexity of the palate that reminds me a little of Port Ellen. This malt is living proof that Caol Ila is capable of producing top class whisky. – Rating: 89/100

Caol Ila 1983/2009 Perfect Dram

March 21, 2010

A rare Caol Ila entirely matured in a sherry cask. Very complex with a very fitting spiciness – Score: 87/100

Caol Ila 16 yo – Whiskykanzler

July 27, 2009

Gives the impression of a tamed Laphroaig. Perfect balance of peat, smoke, wood and sweetness. Great stuff. – Score: 90/100

Caol Ila 12 yo

July 18, 2009
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A nice alternative for those who don’t need a true peat monster – Score: 83/100