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Caol Ila 10 Years Old Unpeated Tasting notes and reviews

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Caol Ila 10 Years Old Unpeated

Brand
Caol Ila
Expression
10 Years Old Unpeated
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
10 years old
Abv
65.80%
Produced at
Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
Specialist Retailers

Martine Nouet

75
Nose
Discreet. Vanilla syrup. Touch of lemon posset. Delicate and subtle. The high alcohol strength does not show at all.
Palate
Velvety. Mouth coating. Cooked fruit. Pears and ginger. The alcohol bites the tongue a little and numbs it. Water is compulsory, it stresses the pear flavours.
Finish
Spicy, lingering on the pear notes.
Comment
There is a great difference between the nose and the palate. The alcohol is really aggressive on the palate. Better with water but still vibrant.

Rob Allanson

78
Nose
Like walking into one of those old fashioned sweet shops, sherberts, lemon drops, strawberry laces. Also fresh apples and more citrus.
Palate
The velvet glove reveals its punch. Oily, sweetness builds and then there is an explosion of spice. The alcohol is evident here.
Finish
A little fresh citrus and spice lingers.
Comment
A no nonsense dram despite the alcohol, that said should make a great hot toddy.
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