Caol Ila

Cask Strength

ABV 55%
REVIEWED Issue 39
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila
Expression: Cask Strength
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2004
ABV: 55%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 39
Tasting notes
Taster   Gavin D. Smith
Nose: Fresh and nutty, raw green vegetables and phenols.
Palate: Toffee, cooking oil and insistent smoke.
Finish: Almost herbal, with increasing peat reek.
Comment: Bold, well-balanced example, most drinkable.
8.8
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Direct and phenolic. Frying bacon fat, cabbage, silage, fish boxes, damp coal bunker. Some lifted citric notes, camomile. Smoke.
Palate: Young with real power and attack. The smoke appears from half way but is balanced by a sweet centre. Oily, rich, even salty (oops!).
Finish: Smoky bacon, camomile, clove.
Comment: A young cracker. Don't pass this up.
8.5
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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