The Cooper's Choice

The Cooper's Choice

Caol Ila Distillery

1992, 13 Years Old

ABV: 46%

Age: 13 Years Old

Year Bottled: 2005

Style: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Region: Islay

Overall
Score

8.2

Tasting Notes

Nose

Light, but immediately peaty. Seashore aromas, quite salty, dried seaweed, smoked haddock. With water more like a dentist's surgery.

Palate

Light, but sooty. Have to fight to get past the smuts to discover cooked fish. Water calms it down and brings out lychee, then smoke.

Finish

Dry, kipper-like (a pick-up of intensity).

Comment

This is good, but seems to still be building in complexity. If there's any of this batch left...keep 'em in cask for a few more years.

Taster Score
7.5

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