JoseDonCarlos says on November 23, 2020
Ausgewogener Rauch mit deutlichem Fass und merklicher Süße. Alkohol gut eingebunden, Preis-Leistung gut. Auch für Torf-Einsteiger Kaufempfehlung
|Whisky||Caol Ila 12 Year Old|
|Age||12 years old|
Ausgewogener Rauch mit deutlichem Fass und merklicher Süße. Alkohol gut eingebunden, Preis-Leistung gut. Auch für Torf-Einsteiger Kaufempfehlung
sweet smoke on the nose, not that sweet on the taste which is overall nicely well rounded, great choice budget-wise
peat, smoke, herb
En växande rökighet som tar över mycket. Standard Islaywhisky
Kemikalisk brand, gummi
Rund och en växande rökighet som dominerar
Lång och tydlig rökighet som växer och växer
Heel vol, moet eens vergelijken met Talisker
Très bon rapport qualité prix. Bien fumé! J’adore!
Très goûteux, brut, goût cigare.
nice smoke and peat. a bit fruity
Tastes like a tame Lagavulin 16 but still very good
A ‘Benchmark whisky’ rubric — no allegories today. Does it have to be ‘beauty in plainness’? You are the one to decide. Does it have to be ‘beauty in quality? 100% so.
Recognizable, typical AyeSLAY, yet gentle peat on the nose. A lot of black pepper, which is quite pleasant together with peat. A little bit of honey and acacia sweetness. A tiny bit of iodine. Water, as almost always, makes black pepper stronger, which makes peat going forth.
On the tongue it’s what Caol Ila is known for — oily. Salty and ashy smoke.
Don’t judge the finish after your first dram — surprisingly, it reveals its depth after several sips: fast come bitterness, salt and smoke stay in, a little bit of tobacco that has a little bit of orange arrives later.
Caol Ila 12 doesn’t have any particular feature to be an outstanding whisky. It’s more of a reference to say ‘nah, this AyeSLAY mate is not as good as Caol Ila 12’ or ‘hmm, this is even better than Coal Ila 12’ (with latter due to biggest respect). If I were ever to value pithiness — not my diagnosis — I would simply say: it’s a well made and extremely enjoyable whisky with everything at its place.
In AyeSLAY terms, gentle peat. Black pepper, a bit of honey and acacia. Iodine.
Oily. Salt and ashy smoke.
Salt, smoke, a bit of tobacco and a tiny bit of orange.
Smoked without waater, fire in my mouth.
Was expecting more 'Islay-y' whisky, but that doesn't mean I was disappointed. Interesting mixture of tastes with dried and smoked lemon and lime combined with aspects of white port. Ofcourse the peat and smoke are present as well, but more repressed. The consistency feels a little thicker compared to other whiskies. Salt & pepper in the finish and a lingering taste of smokey, dry white wine. Special whisky in my opinion, would definitely buy again.
Light peat and dried, smoked lemon/lime.
Light smoke, light peat, dried citrus fruits. Very dry white port.
Salt & pepper with light peat and smoke. Lingering taste of white pepper and very dry white wine.
Rich light smoke, solid peaty whisky
Light smoke with some sweetness
Seaweed peat smoke.
Spice light smoke finish
great Islay whisky. smoke, peat, meat, sweet
peat, sweet, little hints of smoke and a little bit of alcohol
spicy, peaty but not to extreme, spicy, smoke and wood, sweetness amd also alcoholic tartness. great taste. I also personally feel some bacon tastes, maybe it's just me
long, balanced, wood, salty and spicy. finish is really easy but also fluctuating. very nice overall
Peaty and smoky, light salt and pepper spice and little sweetness.
smooth, oily mouthfeel, strong peaty smoke, not medicinal, slight sweetness at finish
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Aroma: Maritime Noten, Salz, Schinken, Gewürze, Medizinischer Rauch, Rauch, Zitrus, frisch,
Geschmack: Rauch, Medizinischer Rauch, Gewürze, Öl, Süße, Nüsse,
Abgang: Maritime Noten, Gewürze Nüsse, Rauch, Malz, Herb, Zitrus,
A smooth, lighter Islay. The smoke is present, strong but not overpowering, the finish smooth with less oil and heat allowing more fruit and butterscotch to come through. My favorite Islay so far.
This is soo good, smooth and smokey. Delicious
Nose: peat, leather, tires, burned meat, ashes
Palate: ashes, little dry
Finish: surprisingly quiet, medium long, nice
smok, honey melon custard
Quite smokey and peated. Nice!
Nose: Smokey, peaty, rounded.
Palate: Lots of peat, smoke, oily, medicinal, rounded.
Finish: Slightly dry with a long lingering peat flavor.
I have had mostly Speyside whisky and was temptate to see what all the peaty fuss was about. First sip was not very pleasant, yet on the second sip i started to appreciate the peaty characteristics a bit more. I can understand why people enjoy this style, but for me it will probably work best in combination with the right food paring (smoked spareribs for instance) and to me its probably less of a stand alone sipper.
fine Ilay whisky
super smoked, enjoyable to sit on occasionally. feels indulgent.
Torfrauch, grasig und nur ein Hauch Süße... Hinten raus dann Wechselspiel von Torf und Gras das recht schnell mit trockenem Rauch am Gaumen endet. Gradliniger standard Raucher für gesellige Runden.
Jedna z moich ulubionych. Dym, morska bryza, ognisko, trochę słodka.
My first real malt whisky. Still one of my most favorit. The peat, the sea and the beach after a thunder. Love it
Great balance of peat and sweetness. Really nice nose with lemony spice and long finish. A wonderful aromatic Islay whiskey.
Good, solid caol ila. smoke, salinity and peat. not overpowering, a good entry level islay malt
Good peaty whisky, worth to buy
Great peaty Islay Whiskey.
Smoke is very present and long lasting.
Smoked ham (especially on the nose). Dried fruit: pear, orange. Salt.
Reminds me of early spring.
Strong smoky, peat odor. Sweet, peaty taste.
n: peat, peat, peat, pepper, fruit, banana
t: sweet, cold, spicy
a: oak, spicy, peat
pleasant whisky with a subtle smoke flavour
A smooth peat introduction with a citrus and sea salt finish.
Smokey and sweet vanilla notes, but for a Smoked en peaty Whisky not too Smokey.
band-aid aid smell dominated at first, after quite a while in the glass a sweet meat note emerged, this is most wonderful on the palate, it's rich with an olive oil like texture, sweet and briney, the finish is kinda short with band aids and some smoke.
Very light colour. Very light citrus in the beginning then plenty of leather and peat.
full flavoured body with hints of dark fruit and a lot of smoke.
Delicate. Sweet peated nose and taste.
Ofcourse very peaty, almost a completely vegetal peat. Some unripe fruit notes and oily clinginess. Very interesting and tasty, but not as complex as expected
Average Whisky with nice smoke and sweetness. No real surprise.
very well balanced whiskey. it's fresh , sweet, smokey and delicious.
smoked malt and after that fresh lemon.
bisquites, pepper, smoke at the very end
sugared lemon suppressed subtitle peat
Caol Ila is often overlooked in favor of Laphroaig, Lagavulin or Ardbeg, but this one is a great option if you want to get into Islay whisky
Torf Rauch, Salz, fruchtige süße, Pfeffer
Torf, Eiche, Pfeffer, Gewürz
You'll smell some smokiness and feel the sea breeze's scent. Sweet, citrus, and smoky on the taste. Great combination of smokiness and sweetness to start your Islay journey.
on the nose: smokey, salty and sweet.
on the pallet like the nose, smokey anf maritime.
all the way into the finish
verry light, little smokey
A smooth, smoky Islay malt with surprising lightness.
Turf whisky wel blijf je de whisky proeven en is het niet storend. Ook zit er een zoetje in
Balansert, røyk, salt
lovely dram very gentle in comparison with other islay whisky's
peated smoke fruitiness vanilla and briny
mouthfeel is quite oily which is nice the smoke,fruit,vanilla and saltines are well balanced
Very subtle for an Islay.
Smoke, salt, lemon. Metal, smoked meat. Decent, not as much depth as much of the other Islays.
Tourbé et rond, un vrai best-seller.
Easy to swallow, recommendable for peat beginners
Peat smoke and sweet fruit
Smoke, Peat, honey pear
Oily, Smokey, sea brine
Very smooth, easy on the palate, generally very drinkable if you like your peatier whiskys
Spectacular. Great balance of peat and fresh fruit. Definitely must have in your collection
peat. light smoke. citrus.
sweet. apple. cinnamon. nutmeg.
sweet and smoke. Christmas spice.
plenty of smoke and peat
wood, fruits and obviously smoke, nice buddy
rokerig zowel smaak als reuk
goede uitgebalanceerde whisky met een heerlijke afdronk. rijk aan rokerige turf, ziltig zeewier en iodine
vol van turf, zeewier, jodium met heel in de verte wat zoete appel.
rijk aan turf, zeewier, rook en peper.
lang en warm
smoky, burning wood, fruits. very delicate chemical-medical tones of phenols. bit sea-shore.
taste is smoky, citrus fruits, wood. finish is long and nice citrus dry and some iodine.
it is nicely complex and long finish make it very pleasant but too weak at the beginning. I think tha smoky whisky should be hard and strong more on the Laphroaig side
Peaty and smoky, but not too overbearing. Slightly medicinal, oily flavour. Very drinkable.
it's reely nice wiskey reely nice smoke and dry pet,pear Vanilla reely good 12 yr
Good smoke and peat taste, rounded with fruityness. Smells really good also
smoke dry peat. Good body and mouth feel.
flavour in the whisky and still light
short for a peated whisky.
fumo e torba al naso con sentori di agrumi.
Al palato emerge la torba e qualche sentore salmastro che terminano in un abbastanza persistente finale.
Легкий дымный виски. Послевкусие - яблоко, лимон и что-то соленое. Идеальный вариант для любителей легкого дымка ;)
Tourbe légère, fumée, pointe de sel.
Fin en bouche, facile à boire.
typical "westcoast" whisky: smokey with tones of citrus and pepper. light whisky. Taste ends nice and sweet...
initial taste is boring however the subtleties start to.play. the peatrness and sweet comes through medium finnish
medium sweet overtone smoke
Viel Rauch, leichte Süße
Mist have for Islay fans
Recht mild geräuchert für einen Vertreter der Insel auch in der Nase eher untypisch.
Beim ersten Nipper kommen gleich fruchtige Noten auch eine leichte Süße bevor sich eine beachtliche Pfeffer-Schärfe breit macht.
Er wirkt recht jung am Gaumen.
Der Abgang ist mittellang und wieder etwas rauchig.
not a peat whisky fan but definately enjoyed this one: elegant smoke but accompanied with great sweetness which makes it really delicious
peated islay. but not as strong peated as other islay malts. its like a cold campfire. the smoke is not so dominant
Gentle and soft for an Islay malt. Peat and smoke present but in a moderate way.
Smokey. Citric. Iodine.
Spicy. Smokey. Peaty. Malt. Herbal.
Smokey. Peaty. Old wood.
great Islay in general - a good balance between the stronger versus mild Islays.
sweet peat, smoked meat
salt, meaty, pear, bit of citrus
dry, slightly oil, fast finish
My first from Caol Ila, good flavor profile. Peat but not overpowering, going to be a go to dram for a while.
I call this fine Islay a cigarette vs a cigar in its smokiness. That is when compared to heavy hitters in the peat, like Laphroaig 10 or Ardbeg 10. Smooth enough for a 12. It presents against its Islay neighbors with a lighter taste and less complex, but a truly worthy Islay. Buy if you think you’d like a light Islay.
Peaty smoke with a smooth, oily finish.
Lekker maar smaak waar je van moet houden
Strong tobacco smell and taste, plenty of iodine, lingering, enjoyable aftertaste
A good choice for trying the aromas and taste of Islay single malt with wood, tobacco and smoke at the nose, smokey and slightly salty and medicinal at the palate and with a long finish of smoke and spices.
süsser, fast sirupartiger Duft, der noch nichts von seinem erdigen und rauchigen Geschmack vermuten lässt. Und der ist ziemlich der Hammer!
I like this. Yamy
Medium smoke, Sweet caramel, earthy, very oily. Easy drinking and affordable. Not very intense.
really great, especially with some drops of water
Delosh. Refined, maritime, unwavering smokiness.
Lighter bodied than most other Islay malts,yet retains that typical peatiness
good Islay to stsrt
fruity a bit smoky
smooth, fruity sweet a bit smoky a bit peaty interesting but not overly complex unfortunately a moment of clove I would prefer not to taste but passes
spicy sweet smoky lingering long
Good peated whisky. Easy to enjoy. Missing the complexity of other Islay whiskies
The perfect balanced caol ila!
very peaty, but it starts light and then swells. Good general scotch for those who like a little prat but not too strong
tourbé bien sur mais délicat et maritime. Un excellent daily dram
peat smoke with a background sweetness this Whisky takes me to an oak paneled sitting room with a roaring fire and two obedient Irish Wolfhounds by my side my favourite distillery I love the 25yr but as a penny pinching alternative shes a good'en
Goto peated whisky, there's always a bottle of Caol Ila 12 open in my cabinet.
peat nose, delicious
Torfig. Komplex. Nicht beißig
delicious but didn't like finish
A very approachable Islay whisky. Well balanced with smoky, salty and notes of floral and pepper. A great introduction for those not acquainted with peated whisky.
Smoky and peppery
peat smoke, salty with floral and peppery notes
Medium finish that draws out the salty elements
Always nice to find back in every bottle its golden clear colour and smoky taste. Not particularly complex for an Islay malt, but I appreciate its lemon and grass notes, refreshingly warm for a peaty malt.
Like Lagavulin, but without the "pow" you see in comic books. Pretty friendly for an Islay, would recommend to beginners.
Fruchtig-frischer Malt mit tollem Raucharoma
Zuerst frisch mit Zitrusfrüchten, dann toller aromatischer Rauch.
Süß und weich, dann rauchig und würzig. Ölig auf der Zunge.
Langer, rauchig maritimer Abgang
lagavullin 8y lim edition complexer . Nice whisky for the price
Guter Standart Whisky um einen angenehmen Preis. Für Peatheads ein Muss!
Smokey but not overwhelmingly so
reakky smooth with nice smoke. Have to have all the time in home
nice balance, interesting smoky flavours.
Smooth, smoky and sweet Scotch whisky. A really pleasant one to drink. Certainly try it, if you get a chance!
peat smoke subtle. citric when watered. some phenol after a while in glass
initial burst of peat and smoke on the nose, but then develops into sweet and spicy undertones. very oily on the palate, coats the whole mouth. then the spice comes in, pepper and chilli!! ends in a waft of smoke and peat. slight medicinal taste but very pleasant! nice long spicy and smoky finish! beautiful whisky!!!
Lots of peat and smoke. Good stuff.
Smoke, peat, sea spray. Hints of orange zest in the background. Long finish if only slightly unidirectional.
Strong medicinal taste.
real solid choice for someone thinking about diving into the peat world
A very straightforward dram. Smoky and salty and not in an overwhelming manner.
Very good. Great value for your money.
Smoky with a bit of sea.
Salty, oily, peat, a little herby.
Salty. Doesn't make a long impact.
first whykeys, so not much to reference
smoke and peat, hint of grass
On the nose lovely soft salty peat with hints of leather, young wood and wet soil.
Alcohol is very subtle present in the background.
On the mouth a soft and subtle taste of ripe fruits, but also smoke and peat are there.
In the medium finish the salty peat kicks in again.
A lovely Islay, although the taste comes closer to Talisker then most of the Islay ones.
A nice soft peat whisky.
peat, smoke, a bit salty and very well balanced with a nice long finish.
Not as extreme as its Islay brothers Laproaig or Ardbeg but definitely a keeper.
Great peaty island whisky, great name!
An excellent Islay. Reminds me of a more mild Lagavulin, and I believe to be a great intro scotch for someone who isn't a fan of smokey flavors. Great find
like a slightly milder, smoother and maybe even more pleasant, laphroaig 10.
nose: meaty and rich
palatte: slightly salty, deep and rich, medium oily
overall, very similar to laphroaig, but a smoother finish that opens up some of the other flavours.
Rokerig, beetje zout
I like drinking this as much as saying the name correctly. Full flavors that never disappoint.
Nice flavour! very smokey taste, it gives a kick after drinking.
Sehr aromatischer Islay Whisky. Anfängliche süße weicht leichter schärfe und torfigem Abgang.
Gefällt mir sehr gut, sollte in meine eigene Sammlung.
Smooth, spicy and rich islay.
Swirl of smoke and honey slowly covered by sea salt
Smooth, rich and smoky entry -hints of vanilla and honey- closely followed by a growing spiced heat -cinnamon and pepper- that lingers while peated smoke prepares for the finish.
Peat finally expresses it's full potential then leaves the sweet and spices linger a little longer.
Oily texture will stick to the mouth.
good, peaty, smokey. Not as deep or smoky as Lagavulin but smoother than Laphroaig
A smoky, sweet whisky, more reminiscent of a Speysider than an Islay. Very good, except for a slightly oily mouth feel.
my favorite smoke whisky.
if you like bowmore you like this.
Lekker stevig en rokerig. Toch is deze whisky ook erg zacht en voelt als fluweel in je mond. Heerlijk!
Behind Lagavulin 16 my second favorite Islay
Un classique d'Islay.
krachtig en rokerig
crossover from talisker to laphroaig. Smokey, islay.
very nice islay, peaty, well balanced
One of the best out of the hart oder Islay
pleasant and well balanced.
pear, light peat, tropical fruit, banana
medium body, wood, iodium, peat
flavored tobacco, mint, peat, chimney
This is a gateway Scotch to Islay whisky...light peat and smoke compared to others.
soft & mild
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