Berrys' Own Selection

Caol Ila

1984, 26 Years Old

ABV 53.7%
REVIEWED Issue 92
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, Berrys' Own Selection
Expression: 1984, 26 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 26 years old
Year of bottling: 2010
ABV: 53.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Intense, ozone-like and hot (though not unpleasantly so). Sashimi, yuzu andsamphire. Freshens further with water where a grassiness emerges alongwith peat smoke.
Palate: Immediate smoke. Oily with the fullest expression of the intensity seen on the nose. Crab shells, citrus zest, wasabi, brine. Bracing and salty with light pine.
Finish: Embers.
Comment: I prefer this neat, but whatever your preference, this is an exceptionalCaol Ila.
8.9
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Light, earthy, grassy. Lemon grass, wet leaves. Dried apples. A hint of fennel. Restrained at first then releasing a fragrant bouquet of dried flowers and fruit. With water, a touch of creosote.
Palate: Smooth, velvety. Quite thick and oily on the tongue. Sherbety. Sweetmaltiness. A hint of smoke.
Finish: Dry, spicy, fizzy. Aniseed losange.
Comment: An interesting multilayered dram. The peat character does not show muchbut 'seasons'
8.0
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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