Caol Ila

18 Years Old

ABV 43%
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Brand: Caol Ila
Expression: 18 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
Year of bottling: 2002
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Fragrant. Menthol. Markedly vegetal. Vanilla pod. Creamy.
Palate: Firmer. Much bigger. Much more expressive. Sweeter. Leafy sweetness. Spring greens. Crushed almonds. Rooty, cedary.
Finish: Some peaty bitterness. Big. Long, warming.
Comment: The most vegetal and assertive of the three expressions. Lots of contribution from the wood.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Darker in colour, some vanilla and a heavy floral note (bluebell). Light oaky notes, orange/lemon and some smoke.
Palate: Rounded and quite sweet to start then begins to dry in the centre. Good weight. Some oak.
Finish: Lightly smoky and herbal (dried thyme).
Comment: Dry, crisp and mature with more of a contribution from the cask (not OTT though).
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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