Caol Ila Distillery
Can't put my finger on it: it's okay, but a bit boring and passionless for a Caol Ila.
Gordon & MacPhail
No age statement
Nose: A measured, almost sulking peatiness breaks through some flat and uninspiring fruity, oaky tones.
Palate: Surging peat and sweet malt are given their usual oily treatment with some extra peppery spices making a change. But the middle seems a little jaded.
Finish: Some flat peatiness flies alongside the oak, too lazy to battle for supremacy.
Comment: Can't put my finger on it: it's okay, but a bit boring and passionless for a Caol Ila.
Nose: Juniper, seaweed, tobacco.
Palate: Hint of nutty sherry. Leafy, junipery, tobacco-like, long.
Finish: Teasing, appetising, interplay of distillery flavours and sherry.
Comment: A beautifully balanced, rounded, example of this distinctive malt.
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