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Caol Ila Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 year old


SKU 14442


Firm, smooth, light to medium. Drinks well at natural strength; sweet start; pleasant, light fragrant smokiness and a lengthy finish. Smooth, pleasant mouth-feel; with water light acidity, some salt and still the sweeter notes. A complex balance of primary tastes. Sweet smokiness in the lingering, slightly sour finish.
Category Single Malt Scotch
Country United Kingdom
Region Scotland
Appellation Islay
Brand Caol Ila
Alcohol/vol 43%
  • we90-95

Wine EnthusiastA seductive brininess and waves of oily peat-reek greet the olfactory sense. The palate entry finds a surprisingly buttery-creamy leaning along with the peat-reek; at midpalate the flavor becomes concentrated, oily, malty sweet, and only moderately peaty. Ends on a sweet malty note. Builds from stage to stage, each phase being better than the last. Best Buy.

August 1, 2005

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