Caol Ila 12 Year Old

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 43%

4 (101 Reviews)

Caol Ila 12 Year Old

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£41.63 ex VAT

(£71.36 per litre)

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Caol Ila 12 Year Old is of medium weight, but still packing plenty of potent phenols, this is a refined, powerful dram with a compensating oiliness. A balanced, peaty beauty..

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Reviews (101)


  • 5


    Surprisingly good for its price. Nose - smokiness, floral, flowers, garlic. Complex. Taste - sweet, oily, smoky, medicinal. Good , very good, I am surprised.

  • 4


    I completely agree with Diageo that this malt is better for blending. It's good quality, as smoky as you'd expect, but overall it lacks complexity. After smoke the dominant character is spicy Jalapeño pepper, just a little fruity and very little sea notes. The aftertaste is pure Jalapeño pepper. Added a drop of it to Glenfiddich 12, it certainly added a lot of complexity. But as a solo sipper, I'd still prefer Ardbeg.

  • 4

    David Forrest,

    Smoky sweetness , lovely mouthfeel . Rich and complex, smooth not as robust as some other Islay drams but it is quickly becoming one of my go to drams.

  • 3


    Yeah, nah. Not really the one for me. A pleasant enough somewhat smooth whiskey. Dominant smoke but lacking overall complexity and anything like a robust body. A distinctly thin and somewhat medical/alcoholic feel in the mouth.

  • 4


    When I found out this was the primary source of smoke in the Johnnie Walker Black label I was apprehensive to try it, can't say I'm a fan of the blend. However this on the other hand ticks all the right boxes as an Islay for me. Lovely smokey sweetness on the nose with a surprisingly light taste, some vanilla and stone fruit on the palate which disappears into a nice ashy finish. If you ever see this on sale, stock up, its great served neat and works wonders for your tastebuds in a smokey old fashioned.



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