Caol Ila

Aged 12 Years Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

9.1102 ratings
9.116 pro ratings
Islay, Scotland, United Kingdom
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Nightcap. Islay.

Nightcap. Islay.

Aug 3rd, 2017
Ryan Stewart

Dark copper. Pronounced aromas of rich peat, wet earth, dried apricots, and campfire smoke. Round mouthfeel, with additional velvety notes of wet grass, caramel, and toffee. Ocean spray, iodine, and hints of seashells round out the finish. Long, luxurious.

Dark copper. Pronounced aromas of rich peat, wet earth, dried apricots, and campfire smoke. Round mouthfeel, with additional velvety notes of wet grass, caramel, and toffee. Ocean spray, iodine, and hints of seashells round out the finish. Long, luxurious.

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2016
Barry Wiss, CWE, CSS

The only islay whisky of the evening. My first time trying this one and this is now a favorite. Very elegant style and one of the less peaty and smoky Islays.

The only islay whisky of the evening. My first time trying this one and this is now a favorite. Very elegant style and one of the less peaty and smoky Islays.

1 person found it helpfulJan 25th, 2015
Adam Rbe

Very saline version of an Islay. Softer than most young scotch, but very full and clean. Great.

Very saline version of an Islay. Softer than most young scotch, but very full and clean. Great.

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2015
Dave Genevro

Salt water brine, kelp, graceful and flavorful malt... gorgeous Islay, plain and simple.

Salt water brine, kelp, graceful and flavorful malt... gorgeous Islay, plain and simple.

May 6th, 2017
Angela Brown

More than a smidge of peat

More than a smidge of peat

Jul 31st, 2015
Angel Martinez

Brand ambassador GHMumm Spain, Wine reviewer www.theluxury.es"

8.9

Whisky de mi querido @Nacho Cornejo . Pepino ahumado

Whisky de mi querido @Nacho Cornejo . Pepino ahumado

Jul 17th, 2015
Jenifer Freebairn

Smoky meat, salty BBQ, delicious.

Smoky meat, salty BBQ, delicious.

Dec 13th, 2014
AJ Gubser

Nose is camp fire, pepper, sea breeze, and some faint lemon peel.

Pretty dry up front with big spice/pepper notes. Smoke builds on palate and crescendos in a salty smoked bacon note with some lemon pith. Long, savory finish.

An Islay beauty. Not as much malt or wood sweetness as others, but really nice brine notes and plastic phenolic notes are subdued. Yum.

Nose is camp fire, pepper, sea breeze, and some faint lemon peel.

Pretty dry up front with big spice/pepper notes. Smoke builds on palate and crescendos in a salty smoked bacon note with some lemon pith. Long, savory finish.

An Islay beauty. Not as much malt or wood sweetness as others, but really nice brine notes and plastic phenolic notes are subdued. Yum.

Feb 17th, 2019
Eric Shanks

Excuse the ice but it’s hot!

Excuse the ice but it’s hot!

Jun 23rd, 2018