That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Caol Ila

Batch 1

ABV 45.8%
REVIEWED Issue 120
Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Expression: Batch 1
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 45.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: That Boutique-y Whisky Company
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Fresh, creamy peat with vanilla, heather and some light coffee notes.
Palate: The vanilla drives this with peat smoke and lavender ice cream. Oreo cookies crumbled over whipped cream.
Finish: Smoke again which wisps away into the distance leaving lavender and vanilla behind.
Comment: An easy drinking peaty offering which could lead to an empty bottle pretty quickly.
8.9
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Marine. Briny, wet sand, smoked fish. But also soft seashells like cockles cooked in butter. Opening on sweet notes. Lemonade, vanilla. Star anise. Classic Bourbon cask maturation.
Palate: Sweet with a fizzy feel. The same smoke note as on the palate. Salty sensation. Aniseed lozenges. Drying on light spices.
Finish: Short but pleasant.
Comment: An easygoing, straightforward and gently uplifting mariner.
7.2
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