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Caol Ila 25 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Caol Ila 25 Years Old

Brand
Caol Ila
Expression
25 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
25 years old
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
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Dave Broom

80
Nose
Pleasant smokiness –we're on the bonfire side of things, burning creosoted railway sleepers, spruce logs. Then comes sillage before an ozone freshness takes charge.
Palate
A nutty start with the smoke in check. You search for sweetness but it's hard to detect. Oak grips a little.
Finish
Clean, dry and peppery.
Comment
Great nose but a little dry on the tongue.

Dominic Roskrow

82
Nose
Fishy and peaty initially but work with it and there are traces of citrus, and chocolate lime candy.
Palate
Surprisingly delicate interplay between citrus fruits, green fruits and peat.
Finish
Firm and lingering, with peat coating the mouth.
Comment
Peat enhancing a whisky and not dominating it. Stylish.
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