Caol Ila

1997 12 Years Old

ABV 57.6%
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Brand: Caol Ila
Expression: 1997 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 57.6%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Smoky, earthy. Slightly medicinal. Malt four. Hint of smoked haddock. Clover honey. Quite complex. With water, a mineral note.
Palate: Smooth and sweet at start then a spicy fizzy burst.
Finish: Medium, soothing on gentle spices.
Comment: A well structured peaty character, balanced with an enticing malty sweetness. Surprisingly water tends to harden it.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Clean and a little buttery - think clotted cream toffee - then comes wet grass and gentle fruits. With water, choux pastry (profiterole) and custard tarts.
Palate: Prickly when neat with sweet white fruits, milk chocolate and grassiness.
Finish: Clean and lively.
Comment: All very poised and pleasant, but apart from its unusual provenance (anunpeated Caol Ila) not exceptional.
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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