Country Scotch Whisky
Region Islay Whisky
Distillery/Brand Caol Ila
Style Single Malt Whisky

Caol Ila 18

A wonderfully balanced expression from the core Caol Ila range, this 18 year old is malty and thick with notes of Caol Ila smoke and phenols, a lovely Islay single malt without extreme levels of peat.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Aromatic, darkness. Herbal, vegetal. Grassy, creamy malt.

Palate Big, refined sweetness, leafy. Well integrated oak, smoke, oily, peat. Barley.

Finish Long, herbal notes, gentle smoke, soft peat. Oily wood.

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Caol Ila 18 Year Old
Who knew 43% could be so good?
At 43% 18yo is the sweet spot for this spirit. Luscious, creamy, fruity - a really under appreciated and under rated whisky.
Master of Malt Customer
2 years ago
My all time favorite
The best ever single malt imho.
Al A , United States
2 years ago
does anyone remember Juicy Fruit gum?
reminds me very much of that flavor, kinda smoky cherry, with some pineapple and other fruit. Gets a solid 91 from me
Master of Malt Customer
3 years ago
A must have!
Strange in nose, really a good surprise in palate. I really love it.
SCHLECHT C , France
5 years ago
well balanced
Top notch whisky very well balanced refined smoke and peat lovely long oily smokey finish
I much prefer older Islay whisky where it is more refined not just a big hit of peat
Master of Malt Customer
6 years ago
use a clencairn glass .......and sit back
One of the best ,not so peaty ,well balanced ....and the discussion where to store (Diageo....)and to distill it
is funny....
Together with bowmore´s 18 year old its a good choice for a dram or two after a hard day.....
Peter , Germany
6 years ago
Excellent Islay. One of the finest
A bowl of smoky ice cream drizzled in honey next to the seaside.
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
Better is hard to find in this price
After the first sip this whisky has been one of my favourite. Amazing in this price category. The best Caol Ila tested.
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
Beautiful
The best whisky I can remember drinking. Easily.
Thomas S , United Kingdom
7 years ago
Balance
This is probably not the best Caol Ila and not the best 18 year old I have tried. But it's unique in its own right. Floral notes.
Thor-Björn K , Sweden
7 years ago