The KOTQ has enjoyed 10 tastings from the Caol Ila distillery
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Caol Ila Islay 1846 - Today Johnnie Walker (Black), Black Bottle, Bell's
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active Diageo Loch Nam Ban 3,650,000 liters/year
       
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CAOL ILA Distiller Edition Double Matured 15Q1 - CAOL ILA 12 Distiller Edition Double Matured [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]
Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Like the nose better than the Caol Ila 12 yo
Really like this...it is what the Caol Ila 12 traditional aspires to be.
15Q1-Lakeview March 7th, 2015
CAOL ILA yo 05Q3 - CAOL ILA 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]
Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Salty, woody butter
Light
Pepper
Warm and long, a little hot
05Q3-Tao October 1st, 2005
Bop
Light Peat
Light
Light breezy
Smooth, smart
Too light for an 'Islay' experience
05Q3-Tao October 1st, 2005
Irving
Campfire, light, little hot
Thin
Woody, immature, raw grassy
Minty, raw smoke
Needs more age
05Q3-Tao October 1st, 2005
Lakeview
Grassy, Smokey, Salty
A brief burst of pepper and heat
Rather smooth compared to the rest of the experience
After Brother Bop's convincing argument, I thought this was Caol Ila as well, but thought it was the 18 year expression because of the fairly smooth finish...
05Q3-Tao October 1st, 2005
VIlle
Light gold
Peat, wood, smoke
Solid, firm
Warm, soft, mellow
Short, tart
Islay is special!!!
05Q3-Tao October 1st, 2005
CAOL ILA yo 15Q1 - CAOL ILA 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]
Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
Interesting, I'd buy it at its current price point but not rushing to buy it vs. others available between $55 and $60. A bit of a letdown relative to the preceding 4 whiskys tasted tonight.
15Q1-Lakeview March 7th, 2015
CAOL ILA Unpeated - 2018 Special Release 20Q1 - CAOL ILA 15 Unpeated - 2018 Special Release [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]
Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bass
Honey and pine
More pine, apples, and spice cake
A touch of menthol with some alcohol affects from the cask strength
Inspired by a rainy afternoon and a desire to walk through a pine forest
20Q1-Bluff April 11th, 2020
CAOL ILA yo 19Q3 - CAOL ILA 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]
CAOL ILA yo 07Q1 - CAOL ILA 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]
CAOL ILA yo 17Q4 - CAOL ILA 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]
Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
B Funk
Peaty, smoky
Long, warm, Comfortably Numb
17Q4-Lakeview December 28th, 2017
Badger
Rich
Cigar
Lingering, long
17Q4-Lakeview December 28th, 2017
Balgam
Pasty
Woody peat
Smokey smooth
Smokey
Best one so far. Peat!
17Q4-Lakeview December 28th, 2017
Bass
Light and floral
?
Pepper
Cigar
B Funk - Comfortably Numb
17Q4-Lakeview December 28th, 2017
Bluff
Peat, smoke
Salty, pepper
Beautiful
17Q4-Lakeview December 28th, 2017
Bop
Smoky peaty earthy lovely
Meaty savory
Smoky
Classic profile. Comfortably Numb.
17Q4-Lakeview December 28th, 2017
Hoopie
Smoke
Cinnamon
Perfect warming winter scotch
17Q4-Lakeview December 28th, 2017
Lakeview
Peaty
Freddie Freeloader
Spicy
Starts strong and finishes well
Amazing
17Q4-Lakeview December 28th, 2017
Rambler
Classic
17Q4-Lakeview December 28th, 2017
Tao
Smoke
Sophia Vergara
Spicy Peat Smoke Orange
Trails off like a contrail
Fave so far
17Q4-Lakeview December 28th, 2017
Ville
Smoky
Solid smooth
Peat. Salt.
Warm. Peppery.
17Q4-Lakeview December 28th, 2017
CAOL ILA yo 09Q1 - CAOL ILA 24 yo [Douglas Laing bottling at Standard Strength]
CAOL ILA yo 11Q2 - CAOL ILA 25 yo [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]
Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Oceany smoky fun
Luscious smoke and smooth peat
Had a small amount so went cask and it was a bit hot
11Q2-Lakeview June 4th, 2011
CAOL ILA yo 00Q2 - CAOL ILA 7 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]
Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Silvery
Ammonia
Choppy (powdery)
Strong - confused
Bitter, sticky ascendant in direction
The 1st scotch I ever had that required a cleansing.
00Q2-Lakeview May 26th, 2000
Centennial
White
Full
Pungent
00Q2-Lakeview May 26th, 2000
Cyclone
Light silky / marbled
Plain - salty this time
Young
Milky feathery
Easygoing, long salty aftertaste
00Q2-Lakeview May 26th, 2000
Irving
Colorless
Like grain alcohol
Hot, single dimensional
Full mouth, spring flowers
Sits there
00Q2-Lakeview May 26th, 2000
Lakeview
"Sprite"
Weak/light
Pixy Stix
Nice - Woodsy / Juicy sticky
Interesting - really light. I'd love the 10 year probably.
00Q2-Lakeview May 26th, 2000
Tao
Pale white
Slight
Kate Moss
Very smooth with alcohol
Sharp
00Q2-Lakeview May 26th, 2000