Caol Ila Distillery
A much truer translation of Caol Ila.
Gordon & MacPhail
1988, Cognac Finish
No age statement
Nose: Bolder peat. Sweet enticing.
Palate: Sweet and chewy malt and then an eruption of peat and spice.
Finish: Long and lingering, a simplistic, entirely uncluttered infusion of malt and peat.
Comment: A much truer translation of Caol Ila.
Nose: Junipery, but less robustly peaty.
Palate: Much sweeter. Creamy. Oily.
Finish: Juniper and sea-salt in a savoury struggle against gingerbread and quince.
Comment: All the action is in that finish. A clear points victory for the whisky, with brandy going the distance.
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