Dewar Rattray

Caol Ila

1991, 15 Years Old

ABV 56%
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Brand: Caol Ila, Dewar Rattray
Expression: 1991, 15 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 15 years old
Year of bottling: 2006
ABV: 56%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Dewar Rattray
Issue 55
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Delicate, fruity and creamy. Peaches in syrup. Rhubarb marmalade. Burnt twigs. Pine cone. Hint of mushroom broth. Wet sand. Touch of bog myrtle and pepper. Develops on buttery notes. Shortbread. Quite complex for a teenager.
Palate: Sweet and sour. Lemon meringue pie. Soot and smoke. Candied rhubarb. Luscious.
Finish: Gingery and dry.
Comment: An enticing young beauty. Matches subtlety with character.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Moderate intensity showing beautifully integrated phenols: lightly perfumed (herbs), farmland, then sea spray, bitumen and finally smoked ham, kippers. Vibrant and complex.
Palate: Great mix of sweetness and phenolic depth: rosemary oil, bayleaf. An oily quality which allows the flavours to extend across the palate.
Finish: Cooked meats, sweet smoke.
Comment: Faultless balance. Has an extra dimension which just edges it past the Bowmore.
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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