Caol Ila SMWS 53.201

Caol Ila SMWS 53.201
WhiskyCaol Ila SMWS 53.201
TypeSingle Malt
Age18 years old
Rating 89/100


The Caol Ila distillery is located near Port Askaig, on the Scottish isle of Islay. They generally produce one of the lighter Islay whiskies, pale in colour, with peaty, floral and peppery notes.
Reviews of Caol Ila SMWS 53.201
says on January 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: White wine

General description

Nose : while I initially got the smoke /peat right away, it gets more complex and I then get the lavander, iodine and honey.
Palate : round sweet and floral at first, peat kicks in pretty quickly and brings up seaweed notes.
Finish : long peaty and salty finish. Really long finish, getting malt notes there as well, calls for another sip to check what I previously tasted...

Adding water made it more floral and much more smokey to me.

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Flavour profile

  • Hot
  • Twig
  • Sweet
  • Straw
  • Smoke
  • Sauce
  • Sand
  • Powder
  • Perfume
  • Oyster
  • Mediocre
  • Liquorice
  • Lavender
  • Lapsang
  • Iodine
  • Intense
  • Grapefruit
  • Fire
  • Coal
  • Chocolate
  • Burn
  • Bright
  • Barley
  • Ash
  • Amazing
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