Douglas Laing

Caol Ila

1979, Aged 25 Years

ABV 50%
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Brand: Caol Ila, Douglas Laing
Expression: 1979, Aged 25 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 25 years old
Year of bottling: 2004
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas Laing
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Phenols. Creosote. Briny. Burning dried seaweeds. Lemon essence. Restrained smoke. Like the vapour rising from hot bitumen after a storm.
Palate: Sweet and malty. Very oily. Crystallized violets. Liquorice losenges. Refreshing. Kippers.
Finish: Dry. Vanilla breaks through. The smoke disappears gradually.
Comment: An attractive character. Phenolic but with much more.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Firm. Sun-baked bare rock, acetone, then medicinal. Water releases peat smoke, juniper and marine character.
Palate: Beach bbq, creosote. Becomes very medicinal. Clean with some softening vanilla creaminess in the centre of the palate.
Finish: Explosive. The phenolics appear. Fish oil.
Comment: Austere but with a restrained power.
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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