Caol Ila

1990, Aged 12 Years

ABV 43%
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Brand: Caol Ila, Chieftain's, Ian Macleod
Expression: 1990, Aged 12 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Ian Macleod
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Junipery, medicinal.
Palate: Lightly creamy. Sudden rush of peat. Freshly burnt grass. Big, fresh flavours.
Finish: Oily, salty, peppery.
Comment: The more Caol Ila makes itself available the more I seem to enjoy it.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Canvas, wood smoke. Like being on Scout camp. Wet grass, smoky bacon. Water softens it.
Palate: Intense dry smoke hits immediately, then the smoked meat and singed heather.
Finish: Dry and long.
Comment: A very good, well-balanced Caol Ila, but not enough happening to make it complex. Ideal for beginners.
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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