The Queen of the Moorlands

Aged 10 Years, Rare Cask

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 54
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, The Queen of the Moorlands
Expression: Aged 10 Years, Rare Cask
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 10 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Recommended
Issue 54
Tasting notes
Taster   Owen Barstow
Nose: Clean. Fresh. Pine resin notes complement a drying, adolescent, acetic background. Icing sugar.
Palate: Woody. Faintly astringent. Fresh. New sawdust. Citrus and pine resin.
Finish: Medium. Again, piney, but with a faint trace of peppermint.
Comment: Nice interplay of youthful flavours. Puts me in mind of a popular late 1980s aftershave. (Good pairing for a Cohiba Robusto).
8.5
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Lime, vanilla ice cream flecked with peat. Cold salty butter. With water there is stable hay, peat-flavoured Shredded Wheat.
Palate: Pleasant buttery texture and a good balance between sweet and savoury barbecue character.
Finish: Coal tar.
Comment: Very good, but better without water. Is Caol Ila the most consistent distillery ever? So many indies, so few duff drams.
8.0
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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