Caol Ila Distillery
An interesting multilayered dram. The peat character does not show much\rbut 'seasons'
Berrys' Own Selection
1984, 26 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Nose: Light, earthy, grassy. Lemon grass, wet leaves. Dried apples. A hint of fennel. Restrained at first then releasing a fragrant bouquet of dried flowers and fruit. With water, a touch of creosote.
Palate: Smooth, velvety. Quite thick and oily on the tongue. Sherbety. Sweet\rmaltiness. A hint of smoke.
Finish: Dry, spicy, fizzy. Aniseed losange.
Comment: An interesting multilayered dram. The peat character does not show much\rbut 'seasons'
Nose: Intense, ozone-like and hot (though not unpleasantly so). Sashimi, yuzu and\rsamphire. Freshens further with water where a grassiness emerges along\rwith peat smoke.
Palate: Immediate smoke. Oily with the fullest expression of the intensity seen on the nose. Crab shells, citrus zest, wasabi, brine. Bracing and salty with light pine.
Comment: I prefer this neat, but whatever your preference, this is an exceptional\rCaol Ila.
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