Caol Ila 18 year old 43%

Caol Ila 18 year old 43% Single Malt Whisky

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Age:
16-18 yrs
ABV:
43.0
Bottle size:
70cl
Primary Cask:
American oak
Tasting notes
Chris Goodrum (Gauntleys)
Chris Goodrum (Gauntleys)
Tasted: Aug 2011
A very leafy opening bog myrtle and mint followed by briny peat. Quite phenolic but just delicately peated with a serious weight of rich, oily, rubbery fruit along with a brief, stinky, manure note. A touch of citrus just about balances the oiliness.

On the palate it is full and weighty. Very oily and herbal. Its a veritable sweet mouthful of butch, malty almost savoury fruit. Some gentle sooty peat wafts in on the middle and tries its best to force away through the oils, but that oily, rubbery character hangs on in there! Just like the nose a vein of briny citrus accented by shellfish notes runs through it and balances it just! Good length with a long, sooty finish.

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