Caol Ila Distillery
Significantly drier than the other Caol Ilas sampled.
Vintage 1981, Aged 22 Years
Year of Bottling
Nose: Delicate, slightly scented. Hazelnuts.
Palate: Fresh peat, peppery, sharp oak, increasingly dry.
Finish: Slightly woody and overly dry.
Comment: Significantly drier than the other Caol Ilas sampled.
Nose: Oily. Wood-burning stove. Sweet fruits and dried grasses, nutty oak, chamois leather, macadamia. Quite edgy.
Palate: Sweet to start but dries. Grippy oak, pear, dry grass. Hot tarmac, peat smoke in the distance.
Finish: Long, quite hot. Peat.
Comment: The driest of the bunch.
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