Mr Fjeld wrote:...I also prefer the 12 to the CS.
But don't neglect the Cask Strength if you ever do have a chance to try it. For me (just shows how each of our tastes differ), it has the edge over the 12 Year Old.
As I've described the Cask Strength, "That initial textural lightness hides a real switchblade of a whisky." In this sense (in comparison to the CI 12 Year Old), its style somewhat parallels that of the Lagavulin 12YO CS (as that particular whisky relates to its
standard strength 16YO sibling).
Also, I find that a Â½-and-Â½ pour of the Caol Ila 12YO and CS makes for a smashing dram!