Hart Brothers

Caol Ila

23 Years Old

ABV 43%
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Brand: Caol Ila, Hart Brothers
Expression: 23 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 23 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: The peat plays a surprisingly minor role with the acacia-honey and malt starring. Oak wins.
Palate: Some deep oak sweetens out to welcome the malt and when peat arrives it takes a firm hold.
Finish: Medium length with lots of chocolate among the peat. Quite bitter on the finish.
Comment: A noble, attractive if rather tired version of one of the first ever makes of the new-style Caol Ila after it's rebuilding in 1974.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Intensely junipery.
Palate: Sweet, junipery, salty. Stony. Ironstone.
Finish: Juniper. Mint.
Comment: For its age, not at all woody, but lacking in roundness. The flavours seem to be coming apart.
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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