The Octave

Caol Ila

1983, 28 Years Old

ABV 51.7%
REVIEWED Issue 100
Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, The Octave, Duncan Taylor
Expression: 1983, 28 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 28 years old
ABV: 51.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Recommended
Issue 100
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Gavin D. Smith
Nose: Scallop shells, rock pools, brine. Some coal notes in time.
Palate: Initially zesty fruit notes and milk chocolate, becoming very smoky, with traces of tar.
Finish: Lingering smoke with the taste of chimneys.
Comment: A bit of an old sea beast!
8.7
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Barbeques on a beach, seared scallops, very marine. Coal tar soap comes through as well, warmed tarmac.
Palate: Tropical fruits, oranges and a hint of whipping cream but then the peat smoke rises filling the mouth.
Finish: Drying and peaty.
Comment: Great balance on the palate.
8.6
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