The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Caol Ila

53.50 – 7 Years Old

ABV 62.1%
REVIEWED Issue 18
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Expression: 53.50 – 7 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 7 years old
ABV: 62.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Vegetal. Green. Or is that suggested by the Chartreuse colour? Or the shade of undiluted real absinthe. A very pretty whisky.
Palate: Light but oily. Fragrant. Junipery, fruity. Peppery. Phenolic.
Finish: Very dry. Reminds me of alder smoke.
Comment: Young and hot. If that sounds flirtatiously sexy, you have the right idea.
8.3
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Juicy, smoky with iodine notes. There's sooty chimneys, rock pools, seaweed, crepe bandages and burnt sticks on the beach.
Palate: Slightly bitter with some citric notes which are then given a blanket of peat smoke and iodine.
Finish: Long. Smoky. Medicinal.
Comment: You can see why blenders adore this. For those who like their Islay malts aggressive, zesty and smoky.
7.8
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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