Douglas Laing Old Particular

Caol Ila

13 Years Old

ABV 48.4%
REVIEWED Issue 124
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Brand: Caol Ila, Douglas Laing, Old Particular
Expression: 13 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 13 years old
Year of bottling: 2014
ABV: 48.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Light, floral and fresh. Juicy apples wrapped in a veil of smoke. An earthy note, like a flower garden after a summer rain. Marshmallows.
Palate: Sweet and refreshing. The same sensation as on the nose.Light fruit, vanilla syrup. Star anise. The smoke is more in the back with a sooty touch.
Finish: Fruity, drying on lemon peel.
Comment: A pleasant springtime dram. Easy and enticing. But it needs water to be rounded up.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Quite crisp and briny but the oils give the nose a feeling of density. Faintly astringent peat, seaweed and bog myrtle appears as does some brine laden fruit.
Palate: Quite soft and subtle. The oils are more dominant than the nose would suggest which dampens the palate. A touch of coastal peat. Seaweed and brine does come through.
Finish: Surprisingly alcoholic, but it’s not too intrusive as the oils counter balance. Finishes with some tarry-peat, violets and oily fruit.
Comment: Back end loaded with almost all of the character coming through on the finish.
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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