The Whisky Fair

Caol Ila

13 Years Old

ABV 54.2%
REVIEWED Issue 49
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, The Whisky Fair
Expression: 13 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 13 years old
Year of bottling: 2005
ABV: 54.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: The Whisky Fair
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 49
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Vanilla. Perfumy. Dry grass. Then late smokiness. Grilled sardines.
Palate: Slides off the tongue. Oily. A creamy risotto, with spinach, lemon and saffron.
Finish: Smoky again.
Comment: Beautifully complex.
8.8
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Highly smoked: smoked ham, fat, the tar on the wooden walls of a smokehouse, but then the door is opened to let in a grassy fragrance. Goes very cloudy with water, then some coal tar.
Palate: Fragrant and floral (violet) then a blast of tarry rope. Good balance.
Finish: Lingering smoke.
Comment: The key, as ever is balance '
8.3
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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