Connoisseur's Choice

Caol Ila


ABV 40%
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Brand: Caol Ila, Connoisseurs Choice
Expression: 1988
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Dry. Junipery.
Palate: Flowery, creamy. Berry fruits. In the background, a cucumber-like vegetal character.
Finish: Very mild, but some leafy, herbal, dryness and late salt. Very long.
Comment: Caol Ila can be a little gin-like. This bottling could be served like a Pimms. Mind you, no gin has such a long finish.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Fragrant peat with a kumquat lift and a slightly bitter edge. Medicinal with a touch of beach bonfire, fishing nets. Light and straightforward.
Palate: Bone-dry it starts with crisp malt, then dry smoke. A slightly perfumed quality. Gentle.
Finish: Smouldering and dry.
Comment: A good attractive introduction.
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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