The Wee Dram

Caol Ila

10 Years Old

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 73
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, The Wee Dram
Expression: 10 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 10 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Ethereal and lightly smoky with delicate marine notes,hot sand and glowing charcoal embers. Buildssubtly with a blossom-like lift,saffron, grass/delicate vetiver and salty skin.
Palate: Immediate dry smoke,but everything is very precise and pure. Oily/waxy to start though a sandy almost gritty effect grips half way in. There's a seaweed note with water.
Finish: Delicate,gentle,clean and tingling.
Comment: Precise and poised. Happy Birthday Wee Dram.
8.0
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Peaty,smoky with a vibrant tickling character. Citrus oil.Bonfire cold ashes. With water,gets briny. Touch of apple skin as well.
Palate: Smooth,very refreshing,like the feel of lemon iced lollipop. Keeps vibrant on the palate. Water tones the smokiness down but brings in sweet malty notes.
Finish: Dry,sooty,a bit thin.
Comment: A very pleasant outdoor dram. Don't look for complexity but just enjoy its fresh fizziness.
7.5
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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