Caol Ila

10 Years Old Unpeated

ABV 65.8%
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Brand: Caol Ila
Expression: 10 Years Old Unpeated
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 10 years old
ABV: 65.8%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Like walking into one of those old fashioned sweet shops, sherberts, lemon drops, strawberry laces. Also fresh apples and more citrus.
Palate: The velvet glove reveals its punch. Oily, sweetness builds and then there is an explosion of spice. The alcohol is evident here.
Finish: A little fresh citrus and spice lingers.
Comment: A no nonsense dram despite the alcohol, that said should make a great hot toddy.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Discreet. Vanilla syrup. Touch of lemon posset. Delicate and subtle. The high alcohol strength does not show at all.
Palate: Velvety. Mouth coating. Cooked fruit. Pears and ginger. The alcohol bites the tongue a little and numbs it. Water is compulsory, it stresses the pear flavours.
Finish: Spicy, lingering on the pear notes.
Comment: There is a great difference between the nose and the palate. The alcohol is really aggressive on the palate. Better with water but still vibrant.
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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