Caol Ila 12 Years

This Malt shimmers clear and whitegold. Tingly fresh aromas of sea salt transit to smoky turf of the island. Without a doubt an Island-Malt, even with the sweetness in the beginning. Pleasant, with a punch.

This Malt shimmers clear and whitegold. Tingly fresh aromas of sea salt transit to smoky turf of the island. Without a doubt an Island-Malt, even with the sweetness in the beginning. Pleasant, with a punch.

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Caol Ila
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 367 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Peat Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Seaweed:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Medicinal Smoke:
Medicinal Smoke:
Fruit:
Fruit:
Bonfire Smoke:
Bonfire Smoke:
Ham:
Ham:
Salt:
Salt:
Spices:
Malt:
Malt:
Lemon:
Lemon:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Oak:
Oak:
Herbs:
Spices:
Iodine:
Iodine:
Herbs:
Nuts:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Mint:
Chili:
Heather:
Chili:
Heather:
Honey:
Mint:
Honey:
Grass:
Orange:
Sherry:
Almonds:
Green Apple:
Orange:
Pear:
Oil:
Grass:
Green Apple:
Oil:
Pear:
Almonds:
Nuts:
Fig:
Fig:
Apple:
Lemon Peel:
Lime:
Herb:
Herb:
Apple:
Lime:
Hay:
Lemon Peel:
Hay:
Kiwi:
Dried Fruit:
Cake:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Banana:
Peach:
Grapefruit:
Sherry:
Leather:
Cake:
Grape:
Leather:
Kiwi:
Banana:
Grape:
Grapefruit:
Peach:
Floral:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Seaweed:
Spices:
Spices:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Oak:
Oak:
Fruit:
Salt:
Salt:
Fruit:
Bonfire Smoke:
Bonfire Smoke:
Medicinal Smoke:
Medicinal Smoke:
Nuts:
Malt:
Malt:
Oil:
Oil:
Ham:
Ham:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Herbs:
Sherry:
Alcohol:
Iodine:
Honey:
Honey:
Iodine:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Caramel:
Lemon:
Heather:
Lemon:
Sherry:
Heather:
Herb:
Herb:
Chili:
Nuts:
Chili:
Pepper:
Pepper:
Apple:
Apple:
Chocolate:
Orange:
Orange:
Chocolate:
Grass:
Grass:
Dried Fruit:
Dried Fruit:
Lime:
Almonds:
Tobacco:
Plum:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Lime:
Pear:
Almonds:
Pear:
Pineapple:
Coffee:
Coffee:
Clove:
Leather:
Hay:
Dark Chocolate:
Raisin:
Mint:
Raisin:
Grape:
Grapefruit:
Grapefruit:
Green Apple:
Mint:
Clove:
Green Apple:
Melon:
Leather:
Floral:
Hay:
Floral:
Dark Chocolate:
Melon:
Grape:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Peat Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Seaweed:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Oak:
Oak:
Spices:
Spices:
Malt:
Malt:
Nuts:
Salt:
Salt:
Zitrus:
Oil:
Zitrus:
Oil:
Herb:
Fruit:
Herb:
Fruit:
Bonfire Smoke:
Bonfire Smoke:
Medicinal Smoke:
Medicinal Smoke:
Ham:
Ham:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Iodine:
Nuts:
Herbs:
Iodine:
Pepper:
Herbs:
Pepper:
Lemon:
Sherry:
Heather:
Dark Chocolate:
Lemon:
Sherry:
Heather:
Dark Chocolate:
Chili:
Chili:
Honey:
Barley:
Caramel:
Leather:
Lemon Peel:
Alcohol:
Chocolate:
Caramel:
Honey:
Coffee:
Alcohol:
Leather:
Barley:
Lemon Peel:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Mint:
Plum:
Floral:
Wheat:
Cinnamon:
Ginger:
Cinnamon:
Mint:
Floral:
Anis:
Wheat:
Ginger:
Grapefruit:
Grapefruit:
Plum:

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Nose:
Smoke, medicinal, citrus note, lime note
Taste:
Sweet, peatsmoke, medicinal note phenol
Finish:
Medium
22. Nov 2021
Nosing:
Subdued, citric fruitiness; a whiff of bath oil and dentist's mouthwash. A fresh and appetising nose, with little or no trace of smoke. A little water raises almond oil and old-fashioned oilskins; still a fresh fruitiness (lychees?), a trace of olive oil, and after a while pot pourri or scented hand-soap.
Taste:
Drinks well at natural strength; sweet start; pleasant, light fragrant smokiness and a lengthy finish. Smooth, pleasant mouth-feel; with water light acidity, some salt and still the sweeter notes. A complex balance of primary tastes.
Finish:
Sweet smokiness in the lingering, slightly sour finish.
Comment:
01. Dec 2020
04. Jan 2020