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Caol Ila whisky reviews

Caol Ila distillery
Islay region
Founded in 1846, currently active
Owned by Diageo
www.malts.com

Caol Ila 12y (43%, OB) – 83/100
Caol Ila 18y (43%, OB) – 83/100

Caol Ila 15 yo ‘Manager’s Dram’ (63%, OB 1990, sherry cask, for the S.M.D. staff association) – 92/100

Caol Ila 1969 (54,6%, Gordon & MacPhail for Meregalli 1986, Celtic label) – 93/100

Caol Ila 1975 20y (61,18%, RM 1996) – 90/100

Caol Ila 12 yo 1978 (64,4%, Cadenhead 1990, dumpy bottle, 75 cl) – 88/100

Caol Ila 33 yo 1979 (52,7%, Maltbarn 2013, ex-bourbon cask, 55 btl.) – 91/100

Caol Ila 32 yo 1979 (52%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar 2011, bourbon hogshead, 242 btl.) – 90/100

Caol Ila 33 yo 1979 (53,7%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar 2012, refill hogshead, 241 btl.) – 90/100

Caol Ila 30 yo 1980 (56,3%, Maltbarn 2011, ex-sherry butt, 66 btl.) – 91/100

Caol Ila 29 yo 1980 (54%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #4935, 175 btl.) – 90/100

Caol Ila 30yo 1981 (50%, Liquid Treasures “Seabirds” 2011, ex-bourbon hogshead) – 88/100

Caol Ila 30 yo 1981 (59,2%, Malts of Scotland 2011, ex-bourbon hogshead, MoS #11009, 117 btl.) – 90/100

Caol Ila 30 yo 1981 (50,6%, Thosop 2011, bourbon cask, 153 btl.) – 91/100

Caol Ila 30 yo 1982 (51,2%, Archives 2012, bourbon hogshead #758, 207 btl.) – 90/100

Caol Ila 30 yo 1982 (52%, The Coopers Choice for Limburg Whisky Fair 2013, bourbon hogshead #4721, 275 btl.) – 92/100

Caol Ila 26yo 1982 (54,6%, Duncan Taylor 2008, for The Nectar, cask #2738, 279 btl.) – 89/100

Caol Ila 26y 1982 (63%, The Whisky Agency 2009, Perfect Dram I, 120 btl.) – 88/100

Caol Ila 27 yo 1982 (50%, The Whisky Agency 2009, rum finish, 115 btl.) – 79/100

Caol Ila 27 yo 1982 (62,4%, The Whisky Agency 2009, Perfect Dram II, bourbon hogshead, 108 btl.) – 90/100

Caol Ila 21 yo 1984 (58,5%, Dewar Rattray for The Nectar 2006, bourbon cask #6266, 251 btl.) – 91/100

Caol Ila 28 yo 1984 (53,5%, The Whisky Agency ‘Sea Life’ 2012, bourbon hogshead, 254 btl.) – 90/100

Caol Ila 25 yo (51%, Kintra 2010, bourbon hogshead, cask #5395) – 88/100

Caol Ila 22 yo 1990 (52,1%, The Whiskyman 2012, refill bourbon hogshead #12505, 114 btl.) – 88/100

Caol Ila 19yo 1992 (50,5%, The Whisky Agency ‘Moody Lions’ 2011, ex-bourbon cask, 207 btl.) – 88/100

Caol Ila 1996 (58%, OB 2009, Cask #19313, Feis Isle 2009) – 92/100

Caol Ila 10 yo 1999 (61,9%, OB 2010, Feis Ile, sherry cask #305646) – 89/100

Caol Ila 1999 (50%, G&M for Asta Morris 2012, refill sherry hogshead #305341, 350 btl.) – 88/100

Caol Ila 10 yo 2000 (46%, A.D. Rattray 2011, bourbon cask #309530, 322 btl.) – 85/100

Caol Ila 7 yo 2006 (56,5%, Gordon & MacPhail for The Bonding Dram & FMWS 2014, refill sherry hogshead #306202, 309 btl.) – 87/100

Caol Ila Moch (43%, OB 2010) – 82/100

Caol Ila ‘Stitchell Reserve’ (59,6%, OB 2013) – 83/100

Caol Ila ‘Ciao All’ 12yo 1996 (46%, Daily Dram 2009) – 82/100

Caol Ila 10yo ‘unpeated style’ (65,8%, OB 2009) – 85/100

Port Askaig 19 years ‘Cask strength’ (50,4%, Specialty Drinks 2012) – 87/100

Port Askaig 25y (45,8%, Whisky Exchange 2009) – 88/100

Port Askaig 30 years ‘Cask strength’ (51,1%, Specialty Drinks 2012) – 90/100

Port Askaig 30 yo (45,8%, Specialty Drinks 2009) – 89/100

Port Askaig ‘Cask Strength’ (57,1%, Whisky Exchange 2009) – 82/100

Port Askaig ‘Harbour’ 19 yo (45,8%, Specialty Drinks 2011) – 86/100

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