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Caol Ila 18 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Caol Ila 18 Years Old

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

Grassy and herbal. A faint smoke scent from a distant dying bonfire. Oak covers the peat character and releases sweet herbal notes.
A smooth, mellow, sweet, malty. Herbal character as announced on the nose.
Lingering, with a swift smoky come back. And a phenolic touch. Ends on dry ashes.
Oak seems to have “digested” peat. The smokiness is restrained on nose as well on palate but surprisingly comes back on the finish.

Dave Broom

Intense with an oyster like freshness, fish in early stages of being smoked, slightly medicinal. In time a note reminiscent of a muggy day in Islay.
The smoke travels low and fast across the top of the tongue, then the rich, textural oiliness calms it down and mixes it with light fruit.
Still a mix of oils and dry smoke, then a hint of tinned fruit.
The peatiness is less ‘peaty' and is more in the area of light phenols. It's there though.
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