Caol Ila

Aged 18 Years, 'Unpeated Style' Special Release

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Brand: Caol Ila
Expression: Aged 18 Years, 'Unpeated Style' Special Release
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 59.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Closed and tight at first, not giving much away. Hints of peppery spice and milk chocolate pennies. Rich caramel and dark chocolate dipped orange.
Palate: Initially follows the nose in the gentle stakes then the heat ramps up with that pepper spice prickle. Then soothing chocolate notes with a marshmallow sweetness. Smoke too but a gentle peat hit.
Finish: Lingering with that pepper spice tingling and dark chocolate orange.
Comment: Takes time and hides its beauty, but worth exploring.
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Not much going on at first – it’s weak tropical fruits, green apples, some vague grassiness, grapefruits and melon. Lots of subtleties, with ginger and toffee to boot.
Palate: Maybe lacks a little flavour; dried apricots, but very peppery. A few herbal notes. Water kills anything that’s going on.
Finish: Oily, mildly fruity, but short on flavours - even if the spirit notes last a little longer.
Comment: A bit samey.
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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