Caol Ila Distillery
Incredibly crisp and strong for its age. Water mellows the nose but makes the palate more astringent. Lack of balance.
Master of Malt
Single Cask Series
Caol Ila, 30 Years Old
Nose: Intense. Tangy. Dried fruit and cereals. Pear drop. Quite sharp for its age. With water, honey.
Palate: Oily. Crisp and dry. With a fizzy feel. The alcohol bite is tempered by a thick texture which coats the tongue. Malty character.
Finish: Dry, spicy. With some astringency.
Comment: Incredibly crisp and strong for its age. Water mellows the nose but makes the palate more astringent. Lack of balance.
Nose: Big nose. Fresh peeled oranges and lemon zest. Quite malty as well but there is an underlying sweetness too.
Palate: Initially seems dry and fresh and mouth coating with that malt loaf texture coating the mouth.
Finish: Dries the mouth. Moreish.
Comment: Packs a lot of punch and is a good conversational whisky.
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