Signatory

Caol Ila

Vintage 1981, Aged 22 Years

ABV 59%
REVIEWED Issue 39
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, Signatory
Expression: Vintage 1981, Aged 22 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 22 years old
Year of bottling: 2004
ABV: 59%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Signatory
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Oily. Wood-burning stove. Sweet fruits and dried grasses, nutty oak, chamois leather, macadamia. Quite edgy.
Palate: Sweet to start but dries. Grippy oak, pear, dry grass. Hot tarmac, peat smoke in the distance.
Finish: Long, quite hot. Peat.
Comment: The driest of the bunch.
7.8
Taster   Gavin D. Smith
Nose: Delicate, slightly scented. Hazelnuts.
Palate: Fresh peat, peppery, sharp oak, increasingly dry.
Finish: Slightly woody and overly dry.
Comment: Significantly drier than the other Caol Ilas sampled.
7.5
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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