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Berry's Own Selection Caol Ila 26 Years Old, 1984 Tasting notes and reviews

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Berry's Own Selection Caol Ila 26 Years Old, 1984

Brand
Berry's Own Selection
Expression
Caol Ila 26 Years Old, 1984
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
26 years old
Abv
53.70%
Vintage
1984
Produced at
~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay

Dave Broom

89
Nose
Intense, ozone-like and hot (though not unpleasantly so). Sashimi, yuzu and samphire. Freshens further with water where a grassiness emerges along with peat smoke.
Palate
Immediate smoke. Oily with the fullest expression of the intensity seen on the nose. Crab shells, citrus zest, wasabi, brine. Bracing and salty with light pine.
Finish
Embers.
Comment
I prefer this neat, but whatever your preference, this is an exceptional Caol Ila.

Martine Nouet

80
Nose
Light, earthy, grassy. Lemon grass, wet leaves. Dried apples. A hint of fennel. Restrained at first then releasing a fragrant bouquet of dried flowers and fruit. With water, a touch of creosote.
Palate
Smooth, velvety. Quite thick and oily on the tongue. Sherbety. Sweet maltiness. A hint of smoke.
Finish
Dry, spicy, fizzy. Aniseed losange.
Comment
An interesting multilayered dram. The peat character does not show much but “seasons” the aromatic profile.
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