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Caol Ila 12yo

(43%, OB, 2011*)
Average Score: 83
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryCaol Ila
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameCaol Ila
Alcohol By Volume43%
Issued2011*
Average Score83


Maniac Ratings
Johannes van den Heuvel81
Robert Karlsson81
Konstantin Grigoriadis78
Ho-cheng Yao87
Krishna Nukala86
Rich Howard82
David Wankel78
Oliver Klimek82
Ralf Mitchell93


Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood84


Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonQuite a bit of white smokiness. Although still a bit laid-back. Mandarins? Slight vanilla. Nice. Elegant? Young? Smokiness and some slightly sourly malty notes. Hm, easy to drink, of the simpler kind.
Rich Howarda very creamy, herbal peat smoke on this one, a few green olives tossed in, with hints of orange creme, baked caramel and vanilla lurking. the palate is a bit less expressive and less impressive than the nose, and hits mostly with herbal peat, wet grass and sea water, and plenty of salty olives. a drop of water brings out cough drop herbs, still the salty green olives, and still the sweet cream and sweet vanilla. the palate is sweeter now, but even more diffuse, and still not as nice as the nose. summary: a fairly pleasant smoky and salty dram. if only the palate matched the nose... [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]