Berrys' Own Selection

Caol Ila


ABV 53.1%
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Brand: Caol Ila, Berry Bros. & Rudd, Berrys' Own Selection
Expression: 1979
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2009
ABV: 53.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Berry Bros. & Rudd
Issue 83
Tasting notes
Taster   Dominic Roskrow
Nose: Intriguingly different. A strange but not unpleasant mix of burnt candy sticks in cardboard box, treacle, and cigarette smoke blown over a glass of blackcurrant cordial.
Palate: Toffee apple in wood smoke. Apple and cherry Sourz and a pleasant peppery spice. Crystal green fruits in a spicy peat wrap.
Finish: Fruit and peat – very appealing.
Comment: Further proof that Caol Ila can blossom in old age.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Shy at first then comes the cigar, coal tar soap and fruit notes. There is a layer of black treacle as well.
Palate: The smoke builds into a sweet fragrant smoke, apple wood.There is sweetness here that sits well with the peat.
Finish: Peat and soft fruit.
Comment: A very engaging dram that needs a quiet night and a wood fire.
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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