The Cooper's Choice

Caol Ila

1991, 15 Years Old

ABV 46%
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Brand: Caol Ila, The Cooper's Choice
Expression: 1991, 15 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 15 years old
Year of bottling: 2006
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Clean and limey, scallop shells, brine, fresh salted fish. Slightly plain: hot pebbles on a beach.
Palate: Smoky with light juniper and thyme notes. Sufficient sweetness to offset the sooty smoke.
Finish: Becomes citric, this time lemon, and slightly floral.
Comment: A perfectly decent dram, but just lacks the required interaction between wood and spirit.
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Tea tree, a handful of peated malted barley. Apple skins and compost. Damp woodland floor and burning wet leaves. Cigarette ash. Turned a bit grubby with water.
Palate: Sweet, then composty, almost like silage.
Finish: Wet ashtrays.
Comment: Fell apart with water, but fun to tussle with neat.
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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