The Single Cask

Coal Ila 13 Years Old Cask 303644

ABV 54.5%
REVIEWED Issue 181
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Brand: Caol Ila, The Single Cask
Expression: Coal Ila 13 Years Old Cask 303644
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 13 years old
ABV: 54.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: The Single Cask
Tasting notes
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: A lovely combination of salty peat, citrus peel, orange marmalade and damp wood. There’s some fresh elderflower notes in there.
Palate: Follows through from the nose, with more peatiness, sea salt, delicate oak spice and slices of juicy orange.
Finish: Lingering with the peat and light elderflower.
Comment: A really lovely interplay between the peat and freshness. I would definitely sit with this for a while and enjoy.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Wood smoke, coal dust, moss, menthol, eucalyptus and olive brine. Pear drop and liquorice stick.
Palate: Medium-light bodied, but with prickly ginger heat that subsides with time. Sweet ripe red apples and pears. A little cucumber and celery, seared and smoked on a BBQ. Heather honey on burnt white bread, with more pear drop.
Finish: Medium-short. Evaporates and dries out, leaving apple core.
Comment: Spirit forward. Bracing but invigorating, like standing on Islay’s coast in the wind and spray.
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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