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Caol Ila 18 Year Old

(70cl, 43%)

Caol Ila 18 Year Old
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Caol Ila 18 Bottling Note

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.

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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.

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Caol Ila 18 Year Old Reviews

My all time favorite

The best ever single malt imho.

30th March 2021

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

14th April 2020

A must have!

Strange in nose, really a good surprise in palate. I really love it.

22nd March 2018

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

24th November 2017

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.....

15th September 2017

Excellent Islay. One of the finest

A bowl of smoky ice cream drizzled in honey next to the seaside.

19th February 2017

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.

10th January 2017


The best whisky I can remember drinking. Easily.

8th December 2016


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.

10th September 2016

Pretty Special

Fabulous Islay Malt, a good step up from the 12 year old as you would expect. No water required for me and just enjoy one of the longest finishes in Scotland, the peat is there all the way but at no point tries to steal the limelight, so smooth, beautifully balanced. For me, Islay doesn't get much better than this. Perfect time of year to enjoy it too.........

6th November 2014

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