Old Malt Cask

Caol Ila

1996, Aged 12 Years

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 75
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, Old Malt Cask, Douglas Laing
Expression: 1996, Aged 12 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 2008
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas Laing
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: It's another pale and interesting peaty one! Bog myrtle,marram grass and cod liver oil.Very similar to No4. Cooking oysters and bacon,wet bamboo and salty with a slight elastoplast quality.
Palate: Soft and subtle with the peat in good balance. Intense fresh and distinctly salt-tinged.
Finish: Hot and lightly grassy.
Comment: Another lovely Caol Ila that just lacks a little weight.
7.4
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Woollens after a woodfire,a little grapey and just a suggestion of grass lands. Has tones of a first aid kit.
Palate: The peat rolls into a salty edge. But seems a little thin,does not live up to the nose.
Finish: Short and engaging.
Comment: Offers something different to the distillery bottling that is well worth investigating.
7.4
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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