Wemyss Vintage Malts

Caol Ila

1984, 24 Years Old, Sea Smoke

ABV 55%
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Brand: Caol Ila, Wemyss Malts
Expression: 1984, 24 Years Old, Sea Smoke
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 24 years old
Year of bottling: 2006
ABV: 55%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Wemyss Malts
Issue 77
Tasting notes
Taster   Dominic Roskrow
Nose: Massive waft of coal smoke,lemon sole with garlic,light citrus,maybe lime all pretty irresistible.
Palate: Doesn't disappoint,rich and full with sooty coal smoke at first and then a delicious burst of blackcurrant and red fruits.
Finish: Fireworks as the fruits and smoke battle it out. Wonderful.
Comment: This independent bottler is starting to grab the attention. Again, a stunning Islay malt. Where are they finding the casks?
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Grassy,smoky. Briny. Tar. In time,sweet vanilla notes. Oat biscuits.Then an animal note. Leather and horse sweat.
Palate: Crisp,clean. The palate delivers and the nose promises. Superb balance.Malt,tar,smoke,mint. Spices tease the tastebuds.
Finish: Long,rich,fresh and spicy.
Comment: A beautiful wintery outdoor dram. Reminiscent of Islay on a dricht (dull)day with the warming scent of peat fires.
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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