Caol Ila

1981, Cask Strength

ABV 62.5%
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Brand: Caol Ila, Signatory
Expression: 1981, Cask Strength
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 62.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Good mix of fragrant orange/tangerine notes, malt and smoky bacon along with real end-of-the-pier stuff. A lightly medicinal note but plenty of soft fruit and a floral lift (parma violet?).
Palate: Scented smoke, heather blossom, soft pulpy fruits in the middle.
Finish: Sweet smoky malt, then dries.
Comment: Another Caol Ila? I like the softer, more succulent expression.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: A bit spirity. Sea-washed dune grass. Hint of camphor. Phenolic whisper.
Palate: Burning, stout. Slowly releases fruity sweetness. Melon, strawberry, vanilla ice cream.
Finish: Dry again with an afterglow of kiln embers.
Comment: Quite sharp at the beginning then gradually softening. Fruitier than previous Signatory bottlings. Very sensitive to dilution.
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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