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Caol Ila 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 122

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Caol Ila 12 Years Old

Brand
Caol Ila
Expression
12 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Availability
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Dave Broom

Nose
Balanced mix of ozone freshness, smoked ham and a little touch of seaweed. Very clean and lightly smoky with some sweetness behind. Angelica and seashore fresh.
Palate
Oily and tongue coasting.Pears and juniper. Dries towards the finish though the smoke is a constant thread adding fragrance and a drying balancing element.
Finish
Gently smoked.
Comment
Again it's all about balance here. Subtle and versatile.

Rob Allanson

Nose
Bacon buttie with sweet mustard. Slight hints of salt and the seaside.
Palate
A little like mature olive oil it leaves a coating in the mouth then dries leaving whisps of delicate smoke. Fragrant peat fires.
Finish
Very relaxed and smoked.
Comment
Another example of a great Caol Ila, everything fits together perfectly.
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