Caol Ila Distillery
Distinctive, and not the usual Caol Ila, and Talisker fans should find this one fun.
Berrys' Own Selection
Berry Bros. & Rudd
No age statement
Year of Bottling
Nose: Grape juice carbolic, vanilla pannacotta and chocolate limes. With more time an intense earthiness comes through, with moss and seaweed thrown in.
Palate: Earth, spice and vanilla. Smoked fish rolled in ash. A little simple, and too dominated by that earthy, sphagnum character.
Finish: Peppercorn spice.
Comment: Distinctive, and not the usual Caol Ila, and Talisker fans should find this one fun.
Nose: Aromatic and fresh with, initially, a touch of the dentist's surgery, then linden tree blossom. In time it conjures up an image of chewing a grass stalk next to a dying bonfire as someone passes you an oatcake with smoked mackerel paté on it.
Palate: Well balanced. The peat slides through the Germoline. Sweet mid-palate with light grassiness.
Finish: A little short.
Comment: Intense and in character. A fairly simple Caol Ila but a goody.
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