The Single Malts of Scotland

Caol Ila

16 Years Old

ABV 57.9%
REVIEWED Issue 64
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, Speciality Drinks, The Single Malts of Scotland
Expression: 16 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
ABV: 57.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Speciality Drinks
Awards
Recommended
Issue 64
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Once the alcohol flashes off the smoke rushes out along with citrus, freshly cut green grass, oyster shells and a youthful bleachy note.
Palate: Good mix of intense leafy smoke and an oily succulent feel. Melon. Fresh fish. Generous and silky.
Finish: Smoky. Lobster creels.
Comment: Just one of a great clutch of smoky drams this time around.
8.5
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: White/lemon pepper, some cereally sweet oat notes of youth.
Palate: Lemon puff biscuits, vanilla and a leafiness. A chalky smokiness, and maybe like barbecued fish at times.
Finish: A lingering, tingling pepperiness.
Comment: Lively, lip-smacking Islay. More good stuff from Sukhinder and his Whisky Exchange gang.
8.5
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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