Re: Caol Ila Live Tasting - April 19, 2008
I have now torn myself away from dram 2 and moved on to number 3
Dram 3 - Douglas Laing Old & Rare Bottled for the Whisky Shop, Caol Ila 28 yo 54.2%, distilled Feb 79, bottled Sept 07, 261 bottles
Nose - Old friend peat smoke, but also a candy sweetness (new for me) and a definite mint character. Enticing. No nose prickle. I'm enjoying the nose!
Taste - If I must(joke), oaky like you'd expect (distinguishing, not unpleasant), peat coming through, then a salty character which really gets me salivating
Finish - Gentle, warming, spices lingering, very pleasant and soothing indeed, touch of cleansing and cooling peppermint at the death once the peat smoke has had its say
Comment - Superb. 10/10 on the Ganga scale. Whisky for the major gods.
I will sleep very well tonight having met this friend!