Dewar Rattray Cask Collection

Caol Ila

1982, 25 Years Old

ABV 62.5%
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Brand: Caol Ila, Dewar Rattray
Expression: 1982, 25 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 25 years old
ABV: 62.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Dewar Rattray
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Big. Early morning fishing trip: bait box (dried fish scales and lugworm extract), alongside a bacon sandwich (white bread/butter/smoked bacon). In time, smoky fish stock. Sea breezes. Real freshness.
Palate: Smoke at the front of the mouth. Tongue coating. Smoked fish cooked in hay. Great feel and delivery.
Finish: Angelica. Oyster with a drop of tabasco.
Comment: Perfect balance. An extremely good Caol Ila. Recommended.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Pungent if not spirit. Spirity. Smells young. Iodinic. Medicinal. With water, barley sugar.
Palate: Deceptive sweetness at first, quickly wiped out by an aggressive bite. Tar, once diluted, gets malty with a citrussy touch.
Finish: Short with a sooty hint.
Comment: Like an unripe fruit. Too biting, too thin flavourwise. Possibly a tired cask.
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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