Caol Ila Distillery
Just one of a great clutch of smoky drams this time around.
The Single Malts of Scotland
1991, 16 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Nose: Once the alcohol flashes off the smoke rushes out along with citrus, freshly cut green grass, oyster shells and a youthful bleachy note.
Palate: Good mix of intense leafy smoke and an oily succulent feel. Melon. Fresh fish. Generous and silky.
Finish: Smoky. Lobster creels.
Comment: Just one of a great clutch of smoky drams this time around.
Nose: White/lemon pepper, some cereally sweet oat notes of youth.
Palate: Lemon puff biscuits, vanilla and a leafiness. A chalky smokiness, and maybe like barbecued fish at times.
Finish: A lingering, tingling pepperiness.
Comment: Lively, lip-smacking Islay. More good stuff from Sukhinder and his Whisky Exchange gang.
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