Cadenhead's

Caol Ila

9 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 6
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, Cadenhead's
Expression: 9 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 9 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Fresh and slightly green, subtle and very sweet pea. Quite oily and gristy.
Palate: Immediately sweet with a consuming and fabulously oily peatiness. Little complexity beyond peppery smoke and the youth of the malt.
Finish: Remains young and wonderfully intense with the peat clinging on as some drier oaky tones emerge.
Comment: Peatiness is unyielding and unsubtle but enormously enjoyable.
8.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Powerful seashore aromas.
Palate: Firm, dry, salty. Olivey bitterness. Black olives.
Finish: Intensely pepper, salty. Slight iodine.
Comment: Youthfully powerful. Almost raw flavours, without being in any way spirity. Many Islay-lovers enjoy their whiskies young. This is a robust example.
7.5
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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