Caol Ila 12 Year

Peated Single Malt

Caol Ila // Islay, Scotland

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  1. asg_ofc

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
  2. asg_ofc

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  3. Spamin76

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Really pleasant peaty nose with a great amount of smoke. Great peat and smoke on the palate with some sweeter malty flavors and a lovely coastal influence. I get seaweed, salt, a bit of a black pepper bite, and smoke all around. The balance is also really nice. While it's not Laphroaig, my first love, this is a great drink. It's been years since my last glass of Caol Ila, and that's a regrettable fact!
  4. Keith-McHugh

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Holy smokes! This one packs a punch. Very smoky flavor profile. Overpowering. Tastes like lapsang suchon tea. Bought a bottle to bring out on special occasions.
    32.0 GBP per Bottle
  5. Matthew-Rushing

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  6. ejimenez

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    A little light for an Islay, but good flavor nonetheless
  7. WhiskeyLonghorn

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    Soft, gentle peat smoke. Think Laphroaig lite. Some fruity and grassy notes buried under the smoke. Some astringency on the finish. I’m not loving this on its own, but I see its value in blends like Peat Monster.
  8. dkwhiskey

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  9. bornyhake

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    All you you need is inside this bottle. Peated fresh rich. Very good one
  10. Jagraeus

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Peat, on the one hand accompanied by a certain citrussy freshness, and on the other hand peppery, slightly sooty notes. Also some fresh hay. And brine. As I continnue to nose it, more medicinal notes emerges, reminicent of a bandaid soaked with rectified/denatured alcohol. Overall, the nose is distinct, but not ”in your face”, and there is a certain lightness to it. Palate: Black pepper, sooty peat, slightly salty licorice. Again some wet bandaids. Not as oily texture as some other classic Islays, and lighter, though still intense. Finish: The peaty soot and licorice lingers. Some slight bitterness. After a while, a hint of a milk-chocolate tone emerges. Plesant! Overall: On first sniff, this is a very typical Islay, and I could have guessed Ardbeg 10 or Laphroaig 10, (being fairly long ago I tried either). I would maybe hold this one as a bit lighter though, but with the same level of peat (many say it’s less peated, and maybe it is if you try them head-to-head, but it’s definitely a peat-heavy dram). I very much like peated Islay whiskys, and this one is definitely no exception - though I do believe that there are better drams out there in the same price range that offer just a bit more compexity and depth. The differences are small however, and I score this one a solid 3.75 which in my book is a score of a very good whisky, clearly above average.
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