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Caol Ila Distillers Edition 1995 Moscatel Wood Tasting notes and reviews

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Caol Ila Distillers Edition 1995 Moscatel Wood

Brand
Caol Ila
Expression
Distillers Edition 1995 Moscatel Wood
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
43.00%
Vintage
1995
Produced at
Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Availability
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Dave Broom

Nose
A shade darker and again slightly muted,almost shy. Seems more perfumed with a juicy blueberry character. Less smoky and not as much distillery character.
Palate
The shift is one away from overt smoke and freshness and towards jammy fruit. The smoke is there but slightly hidden behind grass and fruits. The juniper is now sloe gin.
Finish
Sugar-coated plums with light smoke behind.
Comment
I've lost the Caol Ila.[see Talisker conclusion]

Rob Allanson

Nose
Someone seems to have turned off the Caol Ila,the sweet smoke has gone. It's become more dark fruits than that meaty note.
Palate
There has definitely been a change here in character. Almost cloying sweetness now. Bags of fruit as well.
Finish
Finally there is some smoke,but it's more of a signal that a fire.
Comment
A little unexpected and the finish seems to swamp the usual characteristics you would expect to find.
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