Caol Ila 18 Year Old

Caol Ila 18 Year Old
Whisky Caol Ila 18 Year Old
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Type Single Malt
Age 18 years old
Abv 43%
Rating 86/100
Reviews of Caol Ila 18 Year Old
says on December 14, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Old gold

General description

Ein wunderbar reifer, runder und komplexer Islay-Malt.

Nose

Schon beim Einschenken liegt eine Rauch- und Räuchernote in der Luft. Der Rauch erinnert an ein glimmendes Lagerfeuer, dazu geräucherter Honigschinken. Im Hintergrund dann auch Früchte, vor allem Ananas und Kiwi habe ich in der Nase. Dazu eine Prise Salz. Sehr reif und komplex.

Palate

Zuerst mild und ölig mit Milchschokolade. Wird dann mit der Zeit immer cremiger mit Karamell und Vanille. Abgerundet wird das ganze durch aschigen Rauch. Auch hier sehr rund und gesetzt.

Finish

Trockene Eiche hinterlassen Kaffeenoten im Mund. Dazu verbleiben aschiger Rauch, etwas Salz und schwarzer Pfeffer recht lange am Gaumen.

says on May 4, 2021
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

n: Rauch, vollreife Banane, Ananas, Frucht-Kaugummi, Vanille, Meeresbrise, eine Spur Minze
t: Würzig nach Eiche, Torfrauch, Süße, Pfeffer
f: lang, trocken, wärmend

says on January 29, 2021
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Mature, viscous, leather, quite balanced premium spirit for special occasions

says on October 5, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

complex en toch zacht

says on May 23, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

nose sweet peaty smoke taste peat very balanced some fruits delicate medium finish

says on May 14, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 68/100
Color: Old gold

General description

I wasn't massively impressed by this, considering the price point. I felt that it had lost its edge through the 18yrs maturation and is a little bit of a blunted sword.
For a better value 18yr old Id definitely look to Talisker.

says on April 26, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Gin clear

General description

Ausgewogener schöner Rauch, runder Whisky

Nose

Torfrauch, Eiche, Seetang

Palate

Rauch, Eiche, tief

Finish

Holz und Torf

says on August 28, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Great Whiskey, fruity and very smooth.
Can't remember what taste exactly but I know it was my favorite.

says on May 3, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

wunderbare süsse und torfrauch in der Nase, im Gaumen herrlich ausbalanciert... süsse, zitrusfrucht, torfrauch und im abgang würzige eiche.. mit ein paar umdrehungen mehr wäre das Teil perfekt...

says on May 1, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 81/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Nice whisky, but a bit pricey in my opinion.
Peat, smoke and wood. And a bit too much of it for my preference.

says on April 14, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Amber

General description

Beetje rokerig, toch zacht in de mond. Zoet. Hout.

says on January 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Good whisky but little too harch for my taste.

says on December 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

That's by all means one of my favorites ever

says on December 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Rauchig un Komplex

says on December 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

ein toller runder Whisky, der leider für mich ein bisschen zu rauchig in der Nase ist und der im Mund den Torf/Rauchgeschmack zu stark zelebriert. Beides keine Favoriten von mir. Als Abschluss eines netten Abends mit leichterem Einstieg aber durchaus eine Option.

says on August 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

nice peaty whisky

says on August 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

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says on June 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

incredibly smooth. All the Caol Ila caracters are there. Sweetness (vanilla/fruit), smoke, peat and some saltiness. Nice oily aftertaste.

If you like smooth smoke whiskys. This is one you have to try.

says on April 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Perfect smokey experience. Evokes feelings of sitting next to a slowly burning campfire.

says on May 5, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Excellent whisky from this Islay distillery; one that I must admit that I have little experience with. That will have to change, based upon my tasting of this one.

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Flavour profile

  • Peat
  • Smoke
  • Vanilla
  • Sweet
  • Delicate
  • Fruit
  • Wood
  • Salt
  • Malt
  • Smoky
  • Complex
  • Sea
  • Oily
  • Oak
  • Strong
  • Medium length
  • Light
  • Lemon
  • Good
  • Dry
  • Brine
  • Citrus
  • Smooth
  • Fresh
  • Grass
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