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Caol Ila 12 Year Old

(70cl, 43%)

Caol Ila 12 Year Old

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Caol Ila 12 Bottling Note

Caol Ila 12 year old is the entry-level bottling from the Caol Ila distillery, launched in June of 2002 this expression is light and fresh with that distinctive Caol Ila smoke.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Fresh, herbal. Rubbed peppermint leaves, stemmy, damp grass, smoky. Oily, cigar leaves, smoked ham, hickory. Lemon peels at the harbour.

Palate: Good body, oily, tar, elegant smoke. Hints of boiled sweets.

Finish: Long, peppery, spicy warmth, smoke.

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Caol Ila 12 Year Old Reviews

Shows aging isn't everything. At 12, this is glorious.

N: Sweet BBQ sauce.
P: This is the core of all peaty Watery mouthfeel.
A: Peat sneaks in leaving a mild smoke behind before sweet complete the set. More!

12th January 2023

Complex, oily. Great stuff.

Smoky, complex, peppery, oily, with great texture. Superb. I tasted this first on a cruise and had to add a bottle to my stock.
What intrigues me is the hints of olive oil on the palate that persist on the long ending.

11th September 2022

Superb. Oily and more-ish.

I tasted this for the first time recently on a cruise and loved it.
Just bought a bottle and tasted it again. I get the fruit, peat, smoke but what hits me is the oily mouthfeel with marked olive oil and pepper. The olive oil character persists on the late palate. Like nothing I have tasted before. Great stuff.

7th September 2022

A must

Amazing! So many things going on but in a gentle, nice way. Perfect balance of smoke, just in the background which then comes to the fore. Sweet smell of boiled sweets, peppermint etc as mentioned above and a grwat aftertaste lasting a good amount of time, changing to show an array of flavours. My new favourite (I also drink Bowmore, jura, smokehead and laphroaig, abd this fits in nicely for islay lovers)

17th August 2022

One of Islay#s finest

This was the only distillery on the island I didn't get into, it was closed for maintenance when I visited, so I have tried less of their products. This 12 year old is an excellent Islay malt, a bit different to some of it's neighbours on the island, perhaps one for someone new to Islay malts, very complex and a joy on the tastebuds

5th August 2022

Great for peat heads

It’s damn good. Deep, luscious, long finish.

25th June 2022


I bought this very special whisky for my son-in- law’s 40th birthday and he was absolute over the moon with the present as he is very particular about the whisky he likes.

26th May 2022

Staple Whiskey & Great service

I was a little unsure about buying whiskey online, but I need not worry.
It arrived fast & well packaged.
I will certainly use this service again, at the behest of a dwindling bank account.
The Caol Ila 12 year, is one of my favourite whiskeys from the £40- £70 price bracket.

19th May 2022

Excellent flavour and value

One of my absolute favourites, and the whiskey that first got me into drinking single malts.

30th April 2022

Splash the ash

One of the benchmark drams everyone always has to keep to hand.Once you start ,it's a challenge to put the bottle back.The ashy finish is to die for

21st March 2022

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