Caol Ila Moch Whisky 70cl

Scotch Whisky • 70cl • 43%
Product details
Caol Ila Moch
Country Scotch Whisky
Region Islay Whisky
Distillery/Brand Caol Ila
Style Single Malt Whisky
Chill Filtered? No
Single Cask? No
Natural Cask Strength? No

Caol Ila Moch

Moch is Gaelic for dawn, and this release from Caol Ila is an altogether lighter prospect than the distillery's excellent 12 year old standard expression.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Lemon sherbet and apple crumble topping with custard. Dry grass and not a hint of smoke.

Palate Sweet lemon meringue pie and soft, very soft mouthfeel. The peat hits a third of the way in but it's restrained; soothing wood smoke rather than burning tyres, and it retains a sweetness throughout.

Finish Soft drying smoke.

Overall A tasty, easy drinking Islay that's pulled back on peat but not on flavour.

Winner of 3 spirit awards

Islay No Age Statement - 2015
The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Scotch Single Malt - Islay - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Islay Single Malt No Age Statement - 2014
World Whiskies Awards

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Caol Ila Moch
I wish there was something between the Caol Ila 12 and the Moch. The 12 is a bit too oily. The 12 also varies wildy from bottle to bottle. The first bottle bought was lovely and smokey and oily. The second bottle was almost as bland as Vodka.
Daniel F , South Africa
8 months ago
Balance-Grass Fire Smoke from far away
The balance achieved in this dram is unlike anything I’ve had before. We might turn our nose up at non age statement whiskies, but this shows what talented distillers/blenders can achieve.
Sweet on the nose, and the initial taste. Syrupy mouthfeel suggests age that probably isn’t here.
Smoke develops in after taste. Leaves you sitting by a bonfire, just breathing it in.
Paul Robertson , United Kingdom
one year ago
Lovely malt
Lovely malt with light smokey flavour, very very nice.
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
Finesse Personified
I’ve always gone by - ambiance - feeling - temperature - company - occasion- etc, being the reason for choosing a certain dram. Caol Ila Moch is well suited to encompass all these and many more of your nuances.
An almost perfect dram. N.
Neil S , United Kingdom
2 years ago
Love it
Fairly mellow, smooth, wood smoke, easy drinking, enjoyable and definitely different. Thumbs up from me.
Master of Malt Customer
2 years ago
Send me a bottle
Lagavulin 16 brought me into the world of Islay and this dram opened my eyes. I’ll always be loyal to Lagavulin but I absolutely loved this. It’s a fresh, well balanced whisky with a hint of sweetness and a perfect punch of peat. Great at this price point too!
Ryan P , United Kingdom
4 years ago
you cun drink this in the morning as "Moch" is Gaelic for morning
its sensational...we drank it at the Islay distillery among st others ...easily the most drinkable of the brand..we want to purchase more but your postage to Australia is way over priced...anybody got any ideas
william a , Australia
6 years ago
Fantastic whisky.
What a delicious whisky! Delicate, grassy and sweet, it's long finish ends on a gentle smoky note. Just wonderful.
Something different from the smoky beasts of Islay!
Nicky C , United Kingdom
6 years ago
One of the great Islay malts under £100.
This is initially a lovely whisky, but after a few months of regular use I found it became more chemical (burnt rubber) at least initially when poured into the glass, so I poured it onto an ice cube in the glass then removed the ice after 20 seconds just to cool down and dilute the whisky a little. I found that this mostly returned it to its former self (but why I gave it 4.5 stars). Giving it a Gaelic name might be a bit of contrived marketing but it is certainly evocative of dawn on a Scottish island, with all the Islay complexity pared back and slowly surging on the tongue. Caol Ila always reminds me of roasted ham - either mustard or cloves, and in this blend the flavour is better restrained than the 12 year, whilst still distinguishing it from other Islay malts.
Master of Malt Customer
6 years ago
In the same league as laphroaig QC
One of the best bang for the buck around. I prefer it over Caol Ila 12. This one is more balanced.

The nose is crisp and clean, almost cristalline, the peat is highly present but not overwhelming.

The mouth is round and balanced, peat, herbs, you really feel like actually tasting the islay island and the lifestyle there. Incredible.

The finish is long, the malt is fading first and the peat transforms to smoke as it lingers.

Absolutely fantastic. Better than 12. One of the best islay at this price range.
Axel , France
7 years ago