Rare Malts Selection

Caol Ila

Aged 21 Years

ABV 61.3%
REVIEWED Issue 26
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, Rare Malts Selection
Expression: Aged 21 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 61.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: A smoky delivery. Wet grass, cod liver oil, tar, heather root, slightly medicinal. A very clean peatiness in which everything seems well-defined and which builds to a smoky bacon note.
Palate: Powerful smokiness balanced by an oily centre. Smoky, but with a fragrant nature and sweet, juicy centre. Rich.
Finish: Dry. Smoked fish. Hessian.
Comment: Complex, great balance. Hidden malt? Not any more.
8.3
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Fresh. Dry. Oaky. Steely. Tannic apples. Juniper. Peppery (especially with water added).
Palate: Creamy. Oily. Briar-like dryness. Peppery. Salty.
Finish: Very dry. Intense. Long. Very warming.
Comment: Confident. Austere.
8.3
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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