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Caol Ila 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Caol Ila 12 Years Old

Caol Ila
12 Years Old
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
12 years old
Produced at
Caol Ila Distillery
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Martine Nouet

Lively. Marine. Morning sea-breeze. Wet rocks. Phenolic. Warm tar. Cough medicine. Burning seaweed.
Round, mellow. A full bite of sea-shore. Hint of scallop. Smoked mackerel. Salty. Smokiness comes in the back.
Spicy, lingering, dry on cold ashes. Smoked oysters.
A balanced expression of peat in this version. A lot of intricate aromas in this dram.

Dave Broom

Crisp. Hot-smoked salmon, wet seaweed, smoked paprika. New aromas of parma violet, liquorice, wet canvas shoes.
Soft and clean. The smoke teases you at the front, then erupts in middle and back. What is most noticeable is how the middle has fleshed out.
Blackberry leaf. Beach bonfire. Smoky.
Better balance than the cask strength. The peat is at same level, but a greater range of aromatics has been brought out. Complexity emerges.
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