The Wee Dram

12 Years Old

ABV 40%
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Brand: Caol Ila, The Wee Dram
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Editor's Choice
Issue 51
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Elegant smoke masks a youthful, cleansing acidity, and belies a fresh sweetness.
Palate: Light and crisp. Above a cereal base, lemony smoke cleans without compromise.
Finish: Simple and refreshing - yet nothing is missing. Confident.
Comment: I like this young man: he's showered and shaved, suited and booted, and off for a night on the town.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Smoky and intense. Good delivery of sweet peat smoke. Balanced, subtle and rounded. A fleshy smoked fish, olive oil, vegetal. Good breadth of flavour. Intriguing. Hint of coconut.
Palate: Very smoky start, then medicinal notes, then macaroon with a floral sweetness underpinning it. Lightly oily texture.
Finish: Long, smoky, peppered mackerel.
Comment: More expressive than the other peated one. Very good.
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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