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 - WithArtifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Fruit:
Medicinal Smoke:
Seaweed:
Zitrus:
Bonfire Smoke:
Salt:
Nuts:
Ham:
Lemon:
Herbs:
Almonds:
Iodine:
Oil:
Alcohol:
Malt:
Caramel:
Oak:
Orange:
Spices:
Apple:
Chili:
Heather:
Honey:
Mint:
Pear:
Vanilla:
Banana:
Fig:
Floral:
Grapefruit:
Grass:
Hay:
Leather:
Lime:
Sherry:
Herb:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Salt:
Spices:
Fruit:
Oak:
Seaweed:
Medicinal Smoke:
Nuts:
Oil:
Bonfire Smoke:
Malt:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Vanilla:
Chili:
Pepper:
Herbs:
Ham:
Chocolate:
Honey:
Apple:
Caramel:
Grass:
Heather:
Iodine:
Orange:
Pineapple:
Herb:
Almonds:
Cheese:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Grape:
Grapefruit:
Green Apple:
Hay:
Leather:
Lemon:
Lime:
Melon:
Mint:
Plum:
Sherry:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Malt:
Maritime Notes:
Spices:
Seaweed:
Oak:
Fruit:
Salt:
Nuts:
Oil:
Medicinal Smoke:
Bonfire Smoke:
Chili:
Pepper:
Alcohol:
Chocolate:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Anise:
Barley:
Caramel:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Grapefruit:
Heather:
Leather:
Mint:
Plum:
Vanilla:
Wheat:

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Tasting Notes 21

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05. Aug 2016
Nosing:

Taste: SaltMedicinal SmokeSeaweedAlcoholMalt

Finish:

Comment: very oily medicinal, rough stuff
12. Mar 2018
Nosing: Peat SmokeMedicinal SmokeAlcoholZitrusSeaweedMaritime NotesFruitSweetLemonHerbs

Taste: Peat SmokeZitrusSweetFruitMedicinal SmokeSpicesOakOilMaritime Notes

Finish: FruitZitrusSweet

Comment:
Tomasz
11. Mar 2019
Nosing: Peat, citruses, nuts, wood

Taste: oily, peat which is not overpowering, sour, a bit of wood

Finish: strong sweet-sour wood. I would say one of the best finish from what I have.

Comment: This whisky has very unique profile because of sourness which is very prominent. Also you can definitelly taste the peat, but it is not actually smoky. Very oily, the taste is very strong and mouthwatering. Finish is perfect, from which I can remind a little of JW black.
vazquez
05. Jul 2015
Nosing: Peat SmokePeat SmokePeat SmokeSweet

Taste: Fruit

Finish:

Comment:
16. Nov 2020
Nosing:
Peat SmokeAlcoholOrangeZitrusHoneyBonfire SmokeHam
Taste:
Peat SmokeNutsAlmondsAlcoholSaltSweet
Finish:
long linger
Comment:
It's very briny. This is the first time for me to find briny taste from samples. The impression is different from 43% ABV than expected. It's very smooth and mild , I can't catch the so much alcohol attack. But judging from other tasting experience, this is not so much one for my taste than Lagavulin.
30. Jan 2016
10. Feb 2018
Nosing: Peat SmokePeat SmokeMaritime NotesSweet

Taste: Peat SmokeMaritime NotesMalt

Finish: Peat SmokeSpicesMaltMaritime Notes

Comment:
09. Feb 2018
Nosing: Peat SmokePeat SmokeMaritime NotesMaritime NotesSweet
Taste:Sweet sweetness: Maritime NotesMaritime NotesOak
Finish: Peat SmokePeat SmokeMaritime NotesMaritime NotesSweet
Comment:
26. Nov 2017
Johannes1959
10. Jun 2017