Dewar Rattray

Caol Ila

1991, 15 Years Old

ABV 56.7%
REVIEWED Issue 60
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, Dewar Rattray
Expression: 1991, 15 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 15 years old
ABV: 56.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Dewar Rattray
Awards
Recommended
Issue 60
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Intense. An immediate hit of Dettol and hospital corridors then a switch to oyster shell freshness. The smoke drifts away in time revealing a complex fruity centre.
Palate: Still medicinal and briny seashore aromas above an oily softness. Great impact.
Finish: Phenolic, coal tar lozenge. Fantastic length.
Comment: Fishy yet sweet. Kipper crumble in a hospital anyone?
8.5
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: The memory of grazed knees (pink dettol), pickled ginger and rescue remedy. Creosoted fenceposts and a little chlorine whiff. Some earthiness and lavender, and becoming floral.
Palate: Creosote, coal tar and aniseed. Smoked hickory.
Finish: Burnt twigs after a marshmallow toasting.
Comment: Another good example from Mr Consistency, Caol Ila.
8.3
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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