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Caol Ila 2001 (bottled 2013) Moscatel Cask Finish - Distillers Edition

(70cl, 43%)

Caol Ila 2001 (bottled 2013) Moscatel Cask Finish  - Distillers Edition

Caol Ila 2001-2013 DE Bottling Note

Part of Diageo's Distillers Edition range comes a 2001 vintage single malt Scotch whisky from Caol Ila, which has been matured in American oak and finished in Moscatel wine casks. A limited edition release.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Wafts of peat smoke, followed by candied orange peels and a subtle nuttiness.

Palate: Sweet, malty notes, paired with warm peat that grows and grows. Cinnamon spices from the sherry cask come into play if left to breathe.

Finish: A long finish, rich with complex notes from the palate.

Overall: An inviting dram with layers and layers of flavour to discover.

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Caol Ila 2001 (bottled 2013) Moscatel Cask Finish - Distillers Edition Reviews

Wonderful dram

Wow. This is one fantastic whisky. Tons of flavour, develops well on the palette, beautiful balance of sweet and peaty flavours. Would compare very favourably to Lagavulin 16.

14th July 2017


I find the 12 year old very pleasing. This one however is absolutly great. The moscatel finish really takes the edge and sharpness of and some lovely sweet notes coming trough after adding a little drop of water.

13th November 2015

Best of the Night

At a recent meeting of our whisky club we sampled 10 different single malts that included corryveckran, Laphroaig 10 and this Caol Ila. When the tasting was over and notes compared, the caol Isla was declared best of the night. It is a very, very fine dram which is unfortunately no longer available here in Nova Scotia. If you see it, buy it!

27th November 2014

What a wee dram this is!

What more can I say? Fine drop.

5th October 2014

Caol Ila 2001 Moscatel Finish

I had the pleasure of aqcuiring a few of these some while a go and found them rather pleasurable to drink. Although the moscatel flavor is very pronounced which might put some people off but to me is a great feature.

So if you like Caol Ila and moscatel I would not pass up this execelent vintage.

13th July 2014

So..... is it any good???

I came on here to get some tasting notes...

9th June 2014

@whingebag 5th May 2014 your name should bear actually ...bawbag as you are!

Yeah I've noticed that MoM guys and some bastardz like you do a great job by overpricing the products!!!!! You should do some research before posting you brainless comment on this particular item as you can get it for as low as £52.95 on online and that's the fact!!!

So that tells me that you are some kind of lying scuum bag as many other morons in whisky industry which is should be taken out and get shot!!!!!!!!!!

1st June 2014


MoM guys you do a great job, I also work in the whisky retail industry and mistakes happen and I also get jumped up wee "know it alls" that have to pounce on any mistake made just to try and massage their own ego as they are the true masters of malt! (In their own delusional wee world!)

5th May 2014

@ Bah Humbug you say.......really such attitude from a business to their customers

It isn't a lie nor is it false advertising. It was a quickly-corrected mistake. Now, find yourself something productive to do and stop being a little keyboard warrior.

10th February 2014

@ Bah Humbug you say.......really such attitude from a business to their customers

We were only annoyed at the mistake we had made! Thanks for pointing out the error - which has indeed now been amended - and apologies again for any confusion. We hope you're still able to have an excellent Christmas! - The Chaps at Master of Malt

23rd December 2013


Im not the same customer above
If i ahd been the customer above id have driven to your office to deal with this in person and id also have forwarded all of this to the relevant govt body or whatever to deal with such false advertising

22nd December 2013

Bah Humbug you say.......really such attitude from a business to their customers

So you dont answer any of the questions asked above all you do is delete your lies
If you look at the screenshot above taken on the 20th of december you will see the title says moscatel SHERRY finish- lie
You will also see the text "THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION RELEASE OF 473 BOTTLES - Lie

This is unbelievable and a shocking treatment of a customer
Why dont you man up grow some large round ones and admit to the "mistake" as it seems tho i'm more inclined to believe it was false advertising to try and weedle money out of people at xmas.

So indeed there is "Bah Humbug" here but it is you and your company who are acting like the character scrooge............
You try to use xmas to make more money in a false manner
I actually wonder if i will ever consider to buy from your company again........ I wonder how many more times you have falsely advertised a bottle of whisky to lure unspsupecting customers to spend their hard earned money on a lie !

I cant wait to see if you reply to this

Ps peace and goodwill to all customers reading this hope you guys and glas all have a great holidays and remember dont believe all you read for it may indeed be a big fat lie !!!

Merry xmas one an all.................

22nd December 2013

@ is a limited edition release of 473 bottles???

Bah Humbug! This sort of thing puts a dent in the festive cheer of all the MoM elves. No whisky for the culprit until after New Year - that should teach them! Also, please know that we weren't deleting your comments, but that they need to be approved before they will show up on the site. Apologies for the confusion and have a fantastic Chrismas! - The Chaps at Master of Malt

20th December 2013

Caol Ila 2001 Moscatel Finish

thanks for an update.

20th December 2013

is a limited edition release of 473 bottles???

Can you please confirm that is a limited edition release of 473 bottles and where did you get this numbers from????
Please stop deleting my question without answering... as far as I know it's a BIG FAT LIE!!!

P.S This is not a Moscatel Sherry Finish ether!It's a Caol Ila Distillers Edition Moscatel finish 2013. Read the label on the bottle properly or go to spec savers. Donkeys

20th December 2013

This is a limited edition release of 473 bottles.

Can you confirm that is a limited edition of 473 bottles?and where you've got that kind of figure?

19th December 2013

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