Caol Ila 10 Years Old WhiskyNerds Cask 5846 57.5% 2011


4.4 sterren - 2 professionele reviews
€ 63,00 (excl. BTW)
76,23 (in. BTW)
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Distileerderij Caol Ila
Bottelaar WhiskyNerds
Serie
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Gedistilleerd op 10.05.2011
Gebotteld 25.01.2022
Land Schotland
Streek Islay
Leeftijd 10
Cask Type Sherry Hogshead
Vatnummer 10
Alcohol percentage 57.5
Inhoud 0,70
Conditie Perfect
Etiket Perfect
Voorraad 15

Professionele reviews

Serge Valentin (87)

Colour: deep gold. Nose: flinty, earthy and gamey in profile. Lots of impressions of gun metal, toolbox rags, copper coins, natural tar and wee animalistic aspects. I'm very much a fan of this style. Also rather a lot of soot, peppery peat smoke and charcoal embers. With water: a little sweeter now with some treacle, cough syrups and menthol tobacco notes. Mouth: natural tar, black pepper, cured game meats, frying pancetta and smoked red chilli. Modern style and very good. With water: gets more resinous, more salty and earthier. A slightly dirty smokiness, black olives in brine, tarry rope and camphor. Finish: long, tarry, earthy, salty and full of salted liquorice and anchovy paste. Comments: modern sherry and modern peat that tango well together. Another excellent one.

BOW (89)

Caol Ila 10 Years Old WhiskyNerds Cask 5846: A Remarkable Journey of Flavors and Expertise

When it comes to the world of whisky, there are those who simply enjoy a good dram and then there are the true enthusiasts who immerse themselves in the artistry and intricacies of this timeless spirit. Amongst the latter group are Bram van Glabbeek and Floris Kooistra, the minds behind the WhiskyNerds label. Renowned as collectors of the finest and most sought-after bottles, they have now ventured into the realm of independent bottling, presenting us with their latest creation: Caol Ila 10 Years Old WhiskyNerds Cask 5846.

Distilled on May 10, 2011, and bottled on January 25, 2022, this expression of Caol Ila is a testament to the dedication and passion of these Dutch whisky aficionados. What sets this release apart is its maturation on a Sherry Hogshead, lending it a unique and captivating character that whisky enthusiasts will undoubtedly appreciate.

At a robust 57.5% ABV, Caol Ila 10 Years Old WhiskyNerds Cask 5846 boasts an intensity that demands attention. From the moment the bottle is opened, the rich and inviting aromas fill the room, teasing the senses with hints of peat smoke, dried fruits, and a subtle sweetness that lingers in the background. It is clear that every element of this whisky has been carefully selected and nurtured to create a truly memorable experience.

On the palate, the whisky reveals its full complexity. The initial sip greets you with a wave of smoky notes, interwoven with the warmth of oak and a delightful nuttiness. As the flavors develop, there is a delightful interplay between the Sherry influence and the distinct maritime qualities that Caol Ila is known for. This harmonious combination creates a layered and nuanced profile that keeps you coming back for more.

The finish is long and satisfying, with the flavors slowly fading away, leaving a lingering memory of the whisky's journey. It is a testament to the skill and expertise of the WhiskyNerds team that every sip feels like a revelation, inviting you to explore and discover the intricacies within each glass.

Caol Ila 10 Years Old WhiskyNerds Cask 5846 is a limited edition release, and it stands as a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence by these Dutch whisky connoisseurs. From the careful selection of cask 5846 to the patient maturation process, every step has been taken to ensure that this whisky offers a truly exceptional drinking experience.

For those fortunate enough to acquire a bottle, it is an opportunity to delve into the world of WhiskyNerds and experience firsthand the passion and expertise that Bram van Glabbeek and Floris Kooistra bring to the table. Caol Ila 10 Years Old WhiskyNerds Cask 5846 is a shining example of their dedication to the craft and their ability to curate a whisky that captures the imagination.

So, raise a glass to the WhiskyNerds and their latest creation. Let the flavors transport you to the windswept shores of Islay, where the spirit of Caol Ila comes alive in every sip. This is a whisky that truly embodies the artistry and mastery of independent bottling, and it is an experience that no whisky enthusiast should miss.


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