Chieftain's

Caol Ila

Aged 13 Years

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 61
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, Ian Macleod, Chieftain's
Expression: Aged 13 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 13 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Ian Macleod
Awards
Recommended
Issue 61
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Fragrant smoke, light tar, wet grass, burning fish boxes. In time there's Old English marmalade and fish oils and a hint of seaweed.
Palate: Immediate thrust of smoke with lots of oil, leather, plum and a vanilla smoothness. Long layered and balanced.
Finish: Superb length.
Comment: Here we go again...Caol Ila hits the nail on the head yet again.
8.5
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Youthful and intense with plenty of peat, wet grass and fish oil.
Palate: Dark chocolate and sweet vanilla. Earthy and grassy, with silky, creamy mint. Like peat-flavoured bubblegum.
Finish: Earthy.
Comment: Bristling with all those flavour spikes that make the Peat Freaks grin. Like a mint choc chip and peat ice cream.
8.3
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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