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Caol Ila 8 Years Old Unpeated Tasting notes and reviews

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Caol Ila 8 Years Old Unpeated

Brand
Caol Ila
Expression
8 Years Old Unpeated
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
8 years old
Abv
59.80%
Produced at
Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
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Martine Nouet

77
Nose
Tingly, a bit spirity. Vanilla toffee, a touch of blancmange. White currant, lemon pulp. Quite fresh and perky. In the back, dry hay and a touch of honeyed white flowers (acacia).
Palate
Sweet, malty. Oily. Tangerine and lemon fruit salad. Garden mint. White chocolate.
Finish
Fizzy, spicy, lingering. A slight bitter edge.
Comment
A straightforward example of a bourbon cask maturation. A bit burning on the tongue for me but some like hot, don't they?

Dave Broom

80
Nose
Very clean fresh and slightly sweet with touches of raspberry leaf, melon balls/rind, green banana. Fruity and gentle but seems young.
Palate
Light and lively. Juicy mid palate with that melon character coming to the fore. Delightful.
Finish
Fresh, slightly green grassy.
Comment
Not what you expect from Caol Ila though this unpeated style has been made for blending for 20 years or more.
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