A straightforward example of a bourbon cask maturation. A bit burning on the tongue for me but some like hot, don't they?
8 Years Old, Unpeated
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Tingly, a bit spirity. Vanilla toffee, a touch of blancmange. White currant, lemon pulp. Quite fresh and perky. In the back, dry hay and a touch of honeyed white flowers (acacia).
Palate: Sweet, malty. Oily. Tangerine and lemon fruit salad. Garden mint. White chocolate.
Finish: Fizzy, spicy, lingering. A slight bitter edge.
Comment: A straightforward example of a bourbon cask maturation. A bit burning on the tongue for me but some like hot, don't they?
Nose: Very clean fresh and slightly sweet with touches of raspberry leaf, melon balls/rind, green banana. Fruity and gentle but seems young.
Palate: Light and lively. Juicy mid palate with that melon character coming to the fore. Delightful.
Finish: Fresh, slightly green grassy.
Comment: Not what you expect from Caol Ila though this unpeated style has been made for blending for 20 years or more.
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