Caol Ila Distillery
Like an unripe fruit. Too biting, too thin flavourwise. Possibly a tired cask.
1982, 25 Years Old
Nose: Pungent if not spirit. Spirity. Smells young. Iodinic. Medicinal. With water, barley sugar.
Palate: Deceptive sweetness at first, quickly wiped out by an aggressive bite. Tar, once diluted, gets malty with a citrussy touch.
Finish: Short with a sooty hint.
Comment: Like an unripe fruit. Too biting, too thin flavourwise. Possibly a tired cask.
Nose: Big. Early morning fishing trip: bait box (dried fish scales and lugworm extract), alongside a bacon sandwich (white bread/butter/smoked bacon). In time, smoky fish stock. Sea breezes. Real freshness.
Palate: Smoke at the front of the mouth. Tongue coating. Smoked fish cooked in hay. Great feel and delivery.
Finish: Angelica. Oyster with a drop of tabasco.
Comment: Perfect balance. An extremely good Caol Ila. Recommended.
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