Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection

Caol Ila

1979, Aged 28 Years

ABV 54.6%
Click below to share this page

Brand: Caol Ila, Douglas Laing, Old & Rare Platinum Selection
Expression: 1979, Aged 28 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 28 years old
Year of bottling: 2007
ABV: 54.6%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas Laing
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Grassy. Lemon balm. Touch of aniseed. Quite prickly but clean. Opens up on fruit notes (cider, lemon zest).
Palate: Sweet but assertive. Flowing nicely on the tongue. Pineapple drop. Faint smoke in the back.
Finish: Dry, grassy.
Comment: A kick you up dram. Becomes more interesting with a dash of water. To keep for a wintery miserable day.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Light as rainwater. Needs time for a lint-like aroma to emerge followed by melon, oyster liquor, wet bracken and light smoke. Hint of phenols, though it's more ozone than fire. Swimming pool.
Palate: Good feel. Much sweeter than the nose and the smoke also comes through, adding another dimension, but it falls apart easily and quickly.
Finish: Bandages.
Comment: Good but pretty tired.
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Don’t have an account? Sign up here:
Create and view your own tasting notes and scores for individual whiskies.

  • Create your own Wish List
  • Create your own Collections
  • Write your own tasting notes for each bottle
  • Score whiskies creating a unique community score where whiskies are rated taking the average from every Whsiky Magazine member

If you like this, try these...