Caol Ila Distillery
Another lovely Caol Ila that just lacks a little weight.
Old Malt Cask
1996, Aged 12 Years
Year of Bottling
Nose: It's another pale and interesting peaty one! Bog myrtle,marram grass and cod liver oil.Very similar to No4. Cooking oysters and bacon,wet bamboo and salty with a slight elastoplast quality.
Palate: Soft and subtle with the peat in good balance. Intense fresh and distinctly salt-tinged.
Finish: Hot and lightly grassy.
Comment: Another lovely Caol Ila that just lacks a little weight.
Nose: Woollens after a woodfire,a little grapey and just a suggestion of grass lands. Has tones of a first aid kit.
Palate: The peat rolls into a salty edge. But seems a little thin,does not live up to the nose.
Finish: Short and engaging.
Comment: Offers something different to the distillery bottling that is well worth investigating.
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